As a continuation from last week where we looked at albums that stood out from Australian and British artists in 1997, we now focus on punk, hardcore, and ska bands. As you can imagine the likes of Frenzal Rhomb and Toe to Toe featured so this time round we look at bands from abroad. Enjoy the nostalgia and feel free to check out last weeks if you missed out. Find a link way down-under.

Punk 1997

The Offspring: Ixnay on the Hombre

 

Standout Tracks: Me & My Old Lady, All I Want, Gone Away, Mota

Pennywise: Full Circle

 

 

Standout Tracks: Society, What if I, Bro Hymn Tribute

 

Green Day: Nimrod

 

 

Standout Tracks: Nice Guys Finish Last, Hitchin’ a Ride, The Grouch, Prosthetic Head

 

Blink 182: Dude Ranch

 

 

Standout Tracks: Dammit, Josie, Apple Shampoo, Dick Lips.
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Millencolin: For Monkeys

 

 

Standout Tracks: Lozin’ Must, Puzzle, Random I Am, Otis.

 

NOFX: So Long and Thanks for all the Shoes

 

 

Standout Tracks: It’s My Job to Keep Punk Rock Elite, Murder the Government, Monosyllabic girl, Eat the Meek, I’m Telling Tim, Quart in Session.

 

AFI: Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

 

 

Standout Tracks: A Single Second, Third Season, Triple Zero.

 

Hardcore 1997

Sick Of It All: Built to Last

 

 

Standout Tracks: Us Vs. Them, Built to Last, Closer

 

H20: Thicker Than Water

 

 

Standout Tracks: Everready, Thicker Than Water

 

Hatebreed: Satisfaction is the Death of Desire

 

 

Standout Tracks: Empty Promises, Before Dishonour, Conceived Through an Act of Violence.

 

Ska 1997

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Let’s Face It

 

 

Standout Tracks: The Rascal King, Royal Oil, The Impression That I Get,

 

Buck-O-Nine: Twenty-eight Teeth

 

Standout Tracks: My Town, Round Kid, Twenty-eight Teeth.

 

Mad Caddies: Quality Soft Core

 

 

Standout Tracks: I’m So Alone, Cup O’ Tea, The Bell Tower

 

Voodoo Glow Skulls: Baile de Los Locos

 

Standout Tracks: Bulletproof, Baile De Los Locos, This Aint No Disco

 

Save Ferris: It Means Everything

 

 

Standout Tracks: Everything I Want To Be, Come on Eileen, The World is New

 

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