Grammys The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy  

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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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1
466 308
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Led Zeppelin
2
609 324
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Pink Floyd
3
421 291
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added The Beatles
4
788 536
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added The Beatles
5
382 473
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Nirvana
6
408 175
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles
7
476 372
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ToddJohnson added Eagles
8
297 85
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Elsi Richenbeck added The Who
9
300 162
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added AC/DC
10
344 226
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
DavidN.Smith added Queen
11
452 581
Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Police
12
180 64
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Cincinnati Kid added The Beach Boys
13
361 341
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band
14
186 143
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
edward1111100 added Elton John
15
224 76
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
metakoopa99 added Pink Floyd
16
185 163
Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica
17
412 373
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison
18
462 444
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Rolling Stones
19
162 105
Crime of the Century is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added Supertramp
20
203 99
Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles
21
184 135
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added Meat Loaf
22
133 80
Queen II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
BenNicholson added Queen
23
208 32
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Pink Floyd
24
115 114
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Cream
25
368 499
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added Radiohead