Top Ten Most Underrated Albums

The Top Ten

1 Presence - Led Zeppelin

Obviusly presence

Achilles last stand 10/10

Achilles Last Stand is what everyone calls amazing.
For Your Life - A great rocking song.
Royal Orleans - It’s good, but not great.
Nobody’s Fault But Mine - One of the best Led Zeppelin songs.
Candy Store Rock - An underrated 50s-style song.
Hots on for Nowhere - Not great, but better than Royal Orleans.
Tea for One - Superior to Since I’ve Been Loving You.

2 Between the Buttons - Rolling Stones
3 Monster - R.E.M.
4 Animals - Pink Floyd

You think this is underrated? Check out Obscured by Clouds. Oh wait, you don't even know what it is. - MaxPap

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

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5 Brave - Jennifer Lopez
6 Nighthawks at the Diner - Tom Waits
7 Little More Personal - Lindsay Lohan
8 Smiley Smile - The Beach Boys
9 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

10 Communiqué - Dire Straits

Love this album

Has some of mark knopfler's best guitar work - CygnusX99

The Newcomers

? Tonight - David Bowie

An amazing album that people don't seem to give a fair chance - Aweso

? 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

Everyone seems to hate this album due to pure nostalgia, but it's actually a really good album on it's own. Yeah, this album is a lot more techno than Hybrid Theory and Meteora, but Linkin Park are able to make absolutely stellar music using techno beats, so I don't mind at all. The lyrics are also great too.

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The Contenders

11 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

Tolkien fans would love this album!

12 Tu Veneno - Natalia Oreiro
13 Mandrake - Edguy
14 Couldn't Stand the Weather - Stevie Ray Vaughan
15 St. Anger - Metallica

Drum sound is bad. Do I care? NO.
Vocals are bad. No they're not!
No guitar solos. Nu metal is like that.
But I don't like nu metal! At least it's heavy unlike Load/Reload! Anyway, I thought you liked Slipknot...
See, if you listen to the album PROPERLY, then you'll find:
A guitar solo ish from Some kind of monster,
Kickass riff from Sweet amber,
St. Anger's awesome chorus,
And from all that, you'll probably like All within my hands, a criminally underrated song.
Not my favourite album from Metallica, but way better than Load/Reload!

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.

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16 Horror Show - Iced Earth
17 Seven Seals - Primal Fear
18 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
19 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

Considering that no-one bar Axl and his dog actually cared that this was even released, you were hoping that it might be marginally better than UYI 1 but not approaching UYI 2 or AFD. It's better than those two. It's a masterpiece. Not a bad song and Prostitute may be the best Guns N' Roses song ever.

20 Fandango! - ZZ Top
21 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
22 The Bridge - Billy Joel
23 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
24 The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne

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

25 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple

One of the best albums of all time.

I didn't know that this was underrated. - Userguy44

26 The Power - Vanessa Amorosi
27 Rated R - Rihanna
28 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One - The Kinks
29 Adema - Adema
30 So There - Ben Folds
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 Body Talk - Robyn
33 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

34 In Utero - Nirvana

This album is purely grunge, Nevermind was more of a hard rock type

35 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

36 Try This - Pink
37 The Nylon Curtain - Billy Joel

My grandpa, Eddie Daniels, plays clarinet on this album

38 Bleach - Nirvana

My favorite by the band. Easily better than Nevermind, but not quite as good as In Utero. - Alpha101

39 Erotica - Madonna
40 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.

41 Dookie - Green Day

Underrated compared to AI. - Userguy44

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

42 Enemy of God - Kreator
43 We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin
44 The 18th Letter - Rakim
45 Evanescence - Evanescence
46 Reload - Metallica
47 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

48 Mink Car - They Might Be Giants
49 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
50 Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? - Paloma Faith
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