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List Rules Albums that didn't win the Grammy for Album of the Year or any other Best Album category. Vote based on the album as a whole.

Over the years, there have been a number of times that the Grammy voters have gotten it right with their selections in the major categories. However, there are still a bunch of albums that have not taken home the gold statue. Some of the greatest albums of all time, you'd be surprised to learn, haven't been honored. While this might seem obvious, there are still a number of egregious snubs and top, acclaimed albums that weren't recognized. There are plenty of critical darlings, and even best selling albums on this list that weren't nominated for music's biggest award.

A number of outstanding albums are on this list of Album of the Year snubs. After all, people generally consider albums like Jay Z's The Blueprint, Beastie Boys's Paul's Boutique, and The Rolling Stones's Exile on Main St. to be classics. Yet, these distinctly different albums - many of which are widely considered the artist's seminal album - didn't win a Grammy.

So, it's up to you to pick the best album that didn't win Best Album at the Grammys. All of these albums should have won something, so you can't go wrong. It will be interesting to see what other great records don't take home the hardware in the years to come.
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The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Abbey Road The Beatles

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+ - 212 217
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Revolver The Beatles

5
+ - 312 290
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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+ - 163 114
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The White Album The Beatles

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+ - 82 23
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Who's Next The Who

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Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Nevermind Nirvana

9
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Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Synchronicity The Police

10
+ - 188 168
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

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+ - 107 80
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Imagine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Imagine John Lennon

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+ - 329 317
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
All Things Must Pass George Harrison

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Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

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+ - 89 81
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
OK Computer Radiohead

18
+ - 297 220
American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
American Recordings Johnny Cash

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+ - 54 14
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Quadrophenia The Who

20
+ - 85 50
Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Let It Be The Beatles

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+ - 15 0
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Wall Pink Floyd

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Mellon Collie and the Infinite... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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+ - 67 35
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

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+ - 264 215
Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Innervisions Stevie Wonder

25
+ - 228 273
The Battle of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Battle of Los Angeles Rage Against the Machine

26
+ - 77 115
Ten is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Ten Pearl Jam

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+ - 231 286
War is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
War U2

28
+ - 71 88
Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Master of Puppets Metallica

29
+ - 38 23
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

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Queen II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Queen II Queen

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461 Ocean Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton

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+ - 82 134
In Utero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
In Utero Nirvana

33
+ - 61 59
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf

34
+ - 48 44
Crime of the Century is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

35
+ - 56 76
Ride the Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Ride the Lightning Metallica

36
+ - 49 87
Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Superunknown Soundgarden

37
+ - 58 62
Kinks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Kinks The Kinks

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+ - 48 51
Slippery When Wet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

39
+ - 56 65
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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+ - 59 66
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Metallica Metallica

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+ - 52 61
…and Justice for All is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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+ - 60 99
The Bends is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Bends Radiohead

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+ - 25 19
The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Stranger Billy Joel

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Paul's Boutique is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys

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+ - 25 14
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison George Harrison

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+ - 57 63
Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Aqualung Jethro Tull

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+ - 41 70
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

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+ - 48 87
Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine

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+ - 87 193
Version 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Version 2.0 Garbage

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+ - 47 90
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here'... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy