Top Ten Most Underrated Albums

The Top Ten

1 Presence - Led Zeppelin
2 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park

This is the only Linkin Park album that's worthy of being associated with what is supposedly (according to this website) one of the greatest alternative bands of all time. It's intelligent, it's forward-thinking, it's thought-out, this album is an absolute gem and too often I see it criticized for miniscule things like "why are the interludes their own tracks? " and "it's slower and has an electronic edge so it isn't good," completely missing the wonderful coherency and apocalyptic feel that is brought to the table through great songwriting and overall development and production of the album. You don't have to like it if it isn't your thing, but this album absolutely knocks it out of the park and deserves to be hailed as one of the defining greats of the 2010s.

This album is bad? Bitch please, first of all "Waiting for the end" one of the best songs they made. "Blackout" is just awesome so much energy. "Iridescent" phenomenal. "The catalyst" is a awesome song. "Burning in the skies" listened to it a thousand times. "The messenger" calm song with a lot of energy. A Thousand suns is a bad album? I THINK NOT.

Do you understand what "underrated" means? The fact that there are so many people defending it makes it not underrated. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

I have read many bad comments/reviews about this album but all of them look nonsense. Changed Style? Short Songs? Oh please - 2 stupidest reasons ever. This album is great.
Linkin Park Rocks Forever! - Magnolia

Greatest album of all time if you listen to it with full attention, full patience, starting from the first track and without skipping any tracks, without any pauses. The whole album kinda flows. The lyrics are mind blowing.

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3 Animals - Pink Floyd

This Pink Floyd album, along with Meddle, deserves just as much recognition as the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and the Wall!

Better than The Wall (only because the wall is technically a Roger waters album).

So Underrated, Pink Floyd is not only Dark Side Of The Moon or The Wall you know. - malamJONES

YES! All the songs are very deep and interesting,the riffs and keyboards are very well developed from Wish You Were Here,and there are some amazing solos (check out all the solos in dogs).

4 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

Tolkien fans would love this album!

5 Mandrake - Edguy
6 Brave - Jennifer Lopez
7 Little More Personal - Lindsay Lohan
8 Wheel of Time - Sandra

Sandra always was a very unique and deep artist. 'The Wheel of Time' is one of the her greatest works to date - Irina2932

9 Horror Show - Iced Earth
10 Seven Seals - Primal Fear

The Contenders

11 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
12 Tu Veneno - Natalia Oreiro
13 St. Anger - Metallica

The worst Metallica album to me, but still a good album, all people do is say this album is terrible, it's not better than MoP or RtL, but still a good album... - doodad

2nd worst Metallica album (reload)
But at there worst its still a good album

This album is full of anger, as it was supposed to be.
I don't see the reason to hate it.

St. StinkBomb,

14 The Bridge - Billy Joel
15 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
16 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
17 Rated R - Rihanna
18 Chinese Democracy - Guns N' Roses

the band was better with Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steven (or even Matt), but this album is really great! Chinese Democracy, Better, Shackler's Revenge, This I Love, Street of Dreams... - rock2metal

don't believe in those haters that this album is a flop, not at all, selling 2 million albums worldwide. today sales are much affected by downloads this album is a masterpiece. try it - ronluna

very underrated. it doesn't mean that guns suck without slash and others - ronluna

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19 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
20 Adema - Adema
21 Body Talk - Robyn
22 Splinter - The Offspring

For sure. "Race Against Myself" is definite one of the most underrated songs by The Offspring. This album had other great songs as well. And one left out that fans have been wanted to hear for years called "Pass Me By". - samherman97

23 Try This - Pink
24 The Nylon Curtain - Billy Joel
25 The Power - Vanessa Amorosi
26 Blackout - Britney Spears

Just because this album is released in her worst times doesn't mean everyone would not give a try listening to it...

It's a pop masterpiece. Pop spent the next five years trying to catch up to this future.
The album ahead of it's time.

27 Enemy of God - Kreator
28 We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin
29 The 18th Letter - Rakim
30 Evanescence - Evanescence
31 Bedtime Stories - Madonna

The album is sheer brilliance. Though it is not as new and innovative as Ray of Light, it definitely is better than some tear jerking ballads by Mariah and Celine Dion.

Bedtime story and human nature were amazing songs, but were extremely underrated! - saadukejaadu

Actually my two favorite songs by Madonna are Human Nature and Secret. So yes, this album is underrated like too much!

32 Reload - Metallica
33 Transistor - 311

Amazing piece of experimentation, The way it combines elements of space rock, reggae, and psychedelia make for one of the most unique album experiences ever. - mtndewlord

34 Mink Car - They Might Be Giants
35 Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? - Paloma Faith
36 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
37 Scream if You Wanna Go Faster - Geri Halliwell

Just criminally under-estimated album. Geri recorded a very decent, catchy and fun record. I love all the songs here - Magnolia

38 Dookie - Green Day

I actually vote for this album just to comment it: this album definitely earns enough recognition if not vastly underrated: it sells 14 million copies, rated as leader of punk revival and second best selling album by Green Day, why would it be underrated at all?

Although a lot of people agree Green Day is an overrated band, this album is the only one that's underrated. Very good song (ehem Long View) - nolvorite

39 Make Yourself - Incubus
40 The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne

So many great songs that never got play time, fool like you, secret loser, the ultimate sin, and never

41 So There - Ben Folds
42 Magic Hour - Scissor Sisters
43 Street's Disciple - Nas
44 Blackwater Park - Opeth
45 Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
46 In Utero - Nirvana
47 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian
48 Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
49 Three - Sugababes
50 The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
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