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List Rules Upvote the Album of the Year winners that you think are underrated and unappreciated.

Since 1959, only one album from each year can claim that it was bestowed with Album of the Year honors by the Grammys. While many of these albums were rightful winners, not all get the respect they deserve. This means that thought they took home the night's big prize, overall, they haven't been remembered fondly, or history has ignored them in favor of other full-lengths that were released that year. Other albums are properly rated as outstanding works and in some cases, Album of the Year winners are actually overrated. 

So, which album of the year winners are underrated or under appreciated? With the slew of fantastic albums on this list, that isn't necessarily the easiest question to answer. But what you will see on this list are a slew of familiar and popular names. The likes of Frank Sinatra, U2, Norah Jones, Judy Garland, Stevie Wonder, and Adele have all taken home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Now it's up to you to decide whether, despite the big win, these albums were still underrated.

So, the ball is in your court when it comes to determining the most underrated Album of the Year Grammy winner. Vote for the albums that you think are the most underrated, and give a thumbs down to the albums that you think are overrated. 
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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2010s The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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294 77
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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224 81
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

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198 99
Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Tapestry Carole King

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191 94
Songs in the Key of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder

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173 87
52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
52nd Street Billy Joel

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199 119
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Thriller Michael Jackson

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179 105
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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122 90
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Supernatural Santana

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126 105
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Graceland Paul Simon

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124 110
No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
No Jacket Required Phil Collins

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117 102
Blood, Sweat & Tears is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears

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105 89
Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Innervisions Stevie Wonder

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119 106
Saturday Night Fever: The Orig... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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114 101
Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Nick of Time Bonnie Raitt

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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134 127
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

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114 104
Double Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Double Fantasy John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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114 105
O Brother, Where Art Thou? sou... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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95 89
Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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104 102
21 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
21 Adele

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115 117
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Unplugged

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81 76
September of My Years is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
September of My Years Frank Sinatra

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88 86
The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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79 78
Genius Loves Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Genius Loves Company Ray Charles

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88 90
By the Time I Get to Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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80 81
Come Away With Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Come Away With Me Norah Jones

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77 82
Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan

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72 82
Raising Sand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Raising Sand Robert Plant, Alison Krauss

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81 97
Toto IV is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Toto IV Toto

The Best Songs With Fuel in the Title Harsh Reminders Every 30-year-old Needs to Hear Right Now

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65 75
Come Dance With Me! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Come Dance With Me! Frank Sinatra

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73 87
Two Against Nature is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Two Against Nature Steely Dan

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66 85
Taking the Long Way is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks

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55 70
A Man and His Music is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra

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80 112
Christopher Cross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Christopher Cross Christopher Cross

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81 116
Faith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Faith George Michael

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66 100
Can't Slow Down is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie

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52 81
Fulfillingness' First Finale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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56 90
Unforgettable: With Love is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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50 82
Behind The Button-Down Mind of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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60 102
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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53 103
The Barbra Streisand Album is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
The Barbra Streisand Album Barbra Streisand

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43 85
Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio C... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim) Stan Getz, Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto

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48 96
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bom... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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48 102
Babel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Babel Mumford & Sons

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50 110
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hil... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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33 86
Judy at Carnegie Hall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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39 99
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

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29 85
The Music from Peter Gunn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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36 106
Fearless is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Fearless Taylor Swift

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33 100
Random Access Memories is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners