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

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

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

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

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Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Synchronicity The Police

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A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Nevermind Nirvana

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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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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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American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
American Recordings Johnny Cash

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Let It Be The Beatles

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OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
OK Computer Radiohead

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Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Innervisions Stevie Wonder

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Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Quadrophenia The Who

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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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The Battle of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Battle of Los Angeles Rage Against the Machine

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Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

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Ten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Ten Pearl Jam

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War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
War U2

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461 Ocean Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton

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In Utero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
In Utero Nirvana

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Queen II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Queen II Queen

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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf

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Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Master of Puppets Metallica

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Paul's Boutique is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys

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Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Superunknown Soundgarden

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Kinks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Kinks The Kinks

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Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

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Crime of the Century is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Ride the Lightning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Ride the Lightning Metallica

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The Bends is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Bends Radiohead

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

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Slippery When Wet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Aqualung Jethro Tull

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…and Justice for All is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Stranger Billy Joel

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2112 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
2112 Rush

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Thick as a Brick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Thick as a Brick Jethro Tull

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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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Never Mind the Bollocks, Here'... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison George Harrison

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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine