VOTE 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.

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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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406 80
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Fleetwood Mac

2
311 96
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

3
233 92
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
204 110
Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Carole King

5
205 113
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

6
201 110
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
177 97
52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Billy Joel

8
213 138
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Michael Jackson

9
126 99
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Santana

10
136 114
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Paul Simon

11
127 113
Saturday Night Fever: The Orig... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

12
121 108
Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bonnie Raitt

13
144 137
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Alanis Morissette

14
129 121
No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Phil Collins

15
112 102
Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Stevie Wonder

16
120 112
O Brother, Where Art Thou? sou... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

17
117 115
Double Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
John Lennon, Yoko Ono

18
118 118
Blood, Sweat & Tears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Blood, Sweat & Tears

19
121 123
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Unplugged

20
114 115
21 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Adele

21
98 99
Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

22
84 81
September of My Years is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Frank Sinatra

23
86 87
Come Away With Me is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Norah Jones

24
84 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 92
The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners