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
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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
ryanjjjj8 added Pink Floyd
2
451 303
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Led Zeppelin
3
404 285
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added The Beatles
4
771 530
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added The Beatles
5
362 448
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Nirvana
6
380 172
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
276 76
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
457 367
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ToddJohnson added Eagles
9
276 154
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
329 223
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
442 561
Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Police
12
166 60
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
348 334
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
175 140
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
213 69
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
169 157
Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica
17
404 369
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison
18
457 439
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
196 26
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Pink Floyd
20
152 98
Crime of the Century is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added Supertramp
21
191 97
Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles
22
362 479
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added Radiohead
23
124 76
Queen II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
BenNicholson added Queen
24
109 109
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Cream
25
150 251
Ten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Pearl Jam