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List Rules Upvote the Album of the Year winners that you think are underrated and unappreciated.

Since 1959, only one album from each year can claim that it was bestowed with Album of the Year honors by the Grammys. While many of these albums were rightful winners, not all get the respect they deserve. This means that thought they took home the night's big prize, overall, they haven't been remembered fondly, or history has ignored them in favor of other full-lengths that were released that year. Other albums are properly rated as outstanding works and in some cases, Album of the Year winners are actually overrated. 

So, which album of the year winners are underrated or under appreciated? With the slew of fantastic albums on this list, that isn't necessarily the easiest question to answer. But what you will see on this list are a slew of familiar and popular names. The likes of Frank Sinatra, U2, Norah Jones, Judy Garland, Stevie Wonder, and Adele have all taken home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Now it's up to you to decide whether, despite the big win, these albums were still underrated.

So, the ball is in your court when it comes to determining the most underrated Album of the Year Grammy winner. Vote for the albums that you think are the most underrated, and give a thumbs down to the albums that you think are overrated. 
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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 2010s The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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293 76
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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223 81
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

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197 99
Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Tapestry Carole King

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190 94
Songs in the Key of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder

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173 86
52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
52nd Street Billy Joel

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198 119
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Thriller Michael Jackson

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177 105
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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121 90
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Supernatural Santana

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126 105
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Graceland Paul Simon

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124 110
No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
No Jacket Required Phil Collins

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117 102
Blood, Sweat & Tears is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears

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105 89
Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Innervisions Stevie Wonder

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119 106
Saturday Night Fever: The Orig... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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114 101
Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Nick of Time Bonnie Raitt

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2010s 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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114 104
Double Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Double Fantasy John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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133 127
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

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113 104
O Brother, Where Art Thou? sou... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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95 89
Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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115 117
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Unplugged

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103 102
21 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
21 Adele

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88 86
The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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80 76
September of My Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
September of My Years Frank Sinatra

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79 77
Genius Loves Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Genius Loves Company Ray Charles

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88 90
By the Time I Get to Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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80 81
Come Away With Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Come Away With Me Norah Jones

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77 82
Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan

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72 82
Raising Sand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Raising Sand Robert Plant, Alison Krauss

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65 74
Come Dance With Me! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Come Dance With Me! Frank Sinatra

The Best Songs About Movies The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk

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80 97
Toto IV is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Toto IV Toto

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73 87
Two Against Nature is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Two Against Nature Steely Dan

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66 85
Taking the Long Way is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks

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54 70
A Man and His Music is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra

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80 111
Christopher Cross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Christopher Cross Christopher Cross

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80 116
Faith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Faith George Michael

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65 100
Can't Slow Down is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie

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52 81
Fulfillingness' First Finale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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55 89
Unforgettable: With Love is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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50 82
Behind The Button-Down Mind of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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60 101
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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43 84
Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio C... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim) Stan Getz, Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto

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53 103
The Barbra Streisand Album is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
The Barbra Streisand Album Barbra Streisand

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47 96
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bom... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 2000s The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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47 102
Babel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Babel Mumford & Sons

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50 110
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hil... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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33 85
Judy at Carnegie Hall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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39 99
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

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29 85
The Music from Peter Gunn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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33 99
Random Access Memories is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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33 100
The Bodyguard: Original Soundt... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album