Awards The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners  

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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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408 83
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Fleetwood Mac

2
313 99
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

3
236 94
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Simon and Garfunkel

4
206 113
Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Carole King

5
206 115
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

6
203 113
Songs in the Key of Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Stevie Wonder

7
180 99
52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Billy Joel

8
216 140
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Michael Jackson

9
128 102
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Santana

10
136 117
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Paul Simon

11
124 110
Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bonnie Raitt

12
147 138
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Alanis Morissette

13
128 116
Saturday Night Fever: The Orig... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

14
131 124
No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Phil Collins

15
120 116
O Brother, Where Art Thou? sou... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

16
112 106
Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Stevie Wonder

17
118 117
21 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Adele

18
117 118
Double Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
John Lennon, Yoko Ono

19
122 125
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Unplugged

20
118 121
Blood, Sweat & Tears is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Blood, Sweat & Tears

21
89 87
Come Away With Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Norah Jones

22
98 101
Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

23
84 83
September of My Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Frank Sinatra

24
85 85
Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bob Dylan

25
89 93
The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners