Awards 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
573 311
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
443 300
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
395 283
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added The Beatles

4
761 528
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added The Beatles

5
351 437
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Nirvana

6
366 171
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
261 75
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
442 366
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ToddJohnson added Eagles

9
261 152
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
319 221
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
440 551
Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Police

12
161 59
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
343 333
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
172 139
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
209 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
160 152
Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica

17
400 368
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison

18
456 437
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
185 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
143 95
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
122 73
Queen II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
BenNicholson added Queen

22
186 95
Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles

23
359 468
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Danielle Dauenhauer added Radiohead

24
105 108
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Cream

25
147 241
Ten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Pearl Jam