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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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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
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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Led Zeppelin
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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added The Beatles
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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ToddJohnson added Eagles
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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
GregErickson added The Beatles
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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles
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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
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Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Nirvana
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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added AC/DC
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Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Police
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A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
DavidN.Smith added Queen
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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
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Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Cincinnati Kid added The Beach Boys
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Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
metakoopa99 added Pink Floyd
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Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica
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Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
The Rolling Stones
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Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added The Beatles
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Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Cream
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Crime of the Century is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
EdWildeman added Supertramp
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
edward1111100 added Elton John
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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
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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Pink Floyd
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Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
Dimos Dicoudis added Led Zeppelin
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All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
George Harrison
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Ride the Lightning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy
ryanjjjj8 added Metallica