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
385 274
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
491 294
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
345 263
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added The Beatles

4
702 516
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added The Beatles

5
313 398
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Nirvana

6
315 155
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
216 60
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Elsi Richenbeck added The Who

8
406 345
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ToddJohnson added Eagles

9
221 131
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
269 206
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
416 530
Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Police

12
317 316
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

13
145 124
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
edward1111100 added Elton John

14
121 51
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Cincinnati Kid added The Beach Boys

15
137 128
Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica

16
162 63
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
metakoopa99 added Pink Floyd

17
380 355
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison

18
435 423
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
157 82
Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles

20
132 209
Ten is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Pearl Jam

21
324 446
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added Radiohead

22
114 82
Crime of the Century is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added Supertramp

23
136 106
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added Meat Loaf

24
138 19
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Pink Floyd

25
87 97
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Cream

26
90 64
Queen II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
BenNicholson added Queen

27
519 331
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
John Lennon

28
116 225
In Utero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Nirvana

29
86 113
Ride the Lightning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica

30
69 22
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Led Zeppelin

31
256 325
War is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
U2

32
95 90
Slippery When Wet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Bon Jovi

33
88 44
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Elsi Richenbeck added The Who

34
283 385
Mellon Collie and the Infinite... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added The Smashing Pumpkins

35
261 358
The Battle of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added Rage Against the Machine

36
72 167
Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Soundgarden

37
95 99
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica

38
82 84
Kinks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added The Kinks

39
90 160
Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Rage Against the Machine

40
329 241
American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Johnny Cash

41
237 275
461 Ocean Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Eric Clapton

42
55 56
The Division Bell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
metakoopa99 added Pink Floyd

43
51 47
Queen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
BenNicholson added Queen

44
79 92
…and Justice for All is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica

45
95 252
Version 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added Garbage

46
49 41
The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
thomas-nelson added Billy Joel

47
88 178
The Bends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Radiohead

48
70 151
Licensed to Ill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Beastie Boys

49
72 12
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Led Zeppelin

50
69 163
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here'... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy