Top Ten Most Underrated Albums

The Top Ten

1 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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2 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.

3 Between the Buttons - Rolling Stones
4 Monster - R.E.M.
5 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).

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

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).

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

The Contenders

11 Communiqué - Dire Straits
12 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

Tolkien fans would love this album!

13 Tu Veneno - Natalia Oreiro
14 Mandrake - Edguy
15 Couldn't Stand the Weather - Stevie Ray Vaughan
16 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,

17 Horror Show - Iced Earth
18 Seven Seals - Primal Fear
19 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
20 Fandango! - ZZ Top
21 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.

22 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
23 The Bridge - Billy Joel
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 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
26 The Power - Vanessa Amorosi
27 Rated R - Rihanna
28 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple

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

29 Adema - Adema
30 So There - Ben Folds
31 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One - The Kinks
32 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!

33 Body Talk - Robyn
34 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

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 The Nylon Curtain - Billy Joel

My grandpa, Eddie Daniels, plays clarinet on this album

37 Bleach - Nirvana

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

38 Try This - Pink
39 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.

40 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

41 In Utero - Nirvana
42 Enemy of God - Kreator
43 Erotica - Madonna
44 We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin
45 The 18th Letter - Rakim
46 Evanescence - Evanescence
47 Reload - Metallica
48 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

49 Mink Car - They Might Be Giants
50 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
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