Top Ten Most Underrated Albums

The Top Ten

1 Presence - Led Zeppelin
2 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

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

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3 Brave - Jennifer Lopez
4 Little More Personal - Lindsay Lohan
5 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

6 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

Tolkien fans would love this album!

7 Mandrake - Edguy
8 Tu Veneno - Natalia Oreiro
9 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,

10 Horror Show - Iced Earth

The Newcomers

? Obscured by Clouds - Pink Floyd
? 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

Deserves more praise than it’s gotten thus far. Open minded, to the point and filled with artsy, interesting songs with some super cool electronic sounds thrown in the mix. It may not be their absolute best, but it’s pretty darn up there.

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The Contenders

11 Seven Seals - Primal Fear
12 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
13 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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14 The Bridge - Billy Joel
15 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
16 The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne

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

17 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
18 The Power - Vanessa Amorosi
19 Rated R - Rihanna
20 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
21 Adema - Adema
22 So There - Ben Folds
23 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!

24 Body Talk - Robyn
25 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

26 Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
27 Try This - Pink
28 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.

29 The Nylon Curtain - Billy Joel
30 Bleach - Nirvana

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

31 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

32 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

33 In Utero - Nirvana
34 Enemy of God - Kreator
35 We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin
36 The 18th Letter - Rakim
37 Evanescence - Evanescence
38 Reload - Metallica
39 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

40 Mink Car - They Might Be Giants
41 Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? - Paloma Faith
42 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
43 Make Yourself - Incubus
44 Jar of Flies - Alice In Chains

The band's best, and one of history's best albums. - Alpha101

45 Magic Hour - Scissor Sisters
46 Street's Disciple - Nas
47 Blackwater Park - Opeth
48 Collide - Skillet
49 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian
50 Erotica - Madonna
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