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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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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Fleetwood Mac
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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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Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Simon and Garfunkel
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Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Carole King
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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
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The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
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52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Billy Joel
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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Michael Jackson
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Santana
10
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Paul Simon
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Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bonnie Raitt
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Saturday Night Fever: The Orig... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
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Innervisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Stevie Wonder
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Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Alanis Morissette
15
O Brother, Where Art Thou? sou... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
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No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Phil Collins
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21 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Adele
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Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Bob Dylan
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Come Away With Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Norah Jones
20
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Unplugged
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Double Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
John Lennon, Yoko Ono
22
Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
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September of My Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Frank Sinatra
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The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
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Blood, Sweat & Tears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners
Blood, Sweat & Tears