Grammys 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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410 88
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Fleetwood Mac
2
317 102
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
3
238 96
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
208 114
Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Carole King
5
204 114
Songs in the Key of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Stevie Wonder
6
207 117
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
7
181 100
52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Billy Joel
8
217 145
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Michael Jackson
9
128 103
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Santana
10
136 118
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Paul Simon
11
149 138
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Alanis Morissette
12
124 111
Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bonnie Raitt
13
128 117
Saturday Night Fever: The Orig... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
14
131 125
No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Phil Collins
15
122 118
21 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Adele
16
121 117
O Brother, Where Art Thou? sou... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
17
112 107
Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Stevie Wonder
18
117 119
Double Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
John Lennon, Yoko Ono
19
122 126
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Unplugged
20
118 122
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 88
Come Away With Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Norah Jones
22
98 102
Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
23
86 86
Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bob Dylan
24
84 84
September of My Years is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Frank Sinatra
25
90 94
The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners