Top Ten Most Underrated Albums by Famous Artists

These are the best albums released by musical acts that are very well-known and well-respected, but have somehow fallen into obscurity, or just aren't as popular as their other releases.

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
2 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum
3 David Bowie - The Buddha of Suburbia
4 Led Zeppelin - Presence
5 The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
6 The Who - Who Are You
7 Jethro Tull - Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die!
8 Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House
9 Just Be Free - Christina Aguilera
10 The Kinks - Everybody's In Show-Biz

The Contenders

11 Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present, & Future, Book I
12 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll
13 Moby - Destroyed

To me, it is one of Moby's finest works, up with the classics like Play and 18. - PositronWildhawk

14 Bjork - Volta
15 American Life - Madonna
16 Eminem - Encore
17 Shakira - Pies Descalzos
18 Prince - Lovesexy
19 Fleetwood Mac - Mystery to Me
20 Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
21 Moby - Hotel

He hated the album, but I do not understand that at all. It contains an incredible range of sounds from light electro to ambient, and some thought-provoking lyrics. Hold on to it, Moby, it's slipping away. - PositronWildhawk

22 Kate Bush - The Dreaming
23 Brave - Jennifer Lopez
24 Madonna - Erotica
25 Bryan Adams - On a Day Like Today
26 Kollegah - Bossaura
27 Beyoncé - Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection and Dance Mixes
28 Metallica - Load
29 Bjork - Selmasongs
30 The Spirit Indestructible - Nelly Furtado
31 Nelly Furtado - The Spirit Indestructible
32 One Hot Minute - Red Hot Chili Peppers
33 Britney Spears - Blackout

At the time of its release, Blackout was divisive (to say the least). While it has retroactively received much more praise and acclaim than it did upon its arrival, this album should be regarded as a classic. Blackout, in addition to Nadia Oh's Hot Like Wow and Lady Gaga's The Fame, has an influence on pop music that has been monumental, and with a near-perfect tracklist (which would be better if we could switch "Hot As Ice" with the stellar bonus track "Get Back"), glitchy warped instrumentals, and vocal production that was groundbreaking for a pop album at the time, Blackout deserves more love.

The highlight of the album would probably be the three-song run of "Heaven On Earth", "Get Naked (I Got A Plan", and "Freakshow". While the songs all flow naturally, they don't run together at all. "Heaven On Earth" is a blast of icy euphoria. "Get Naked" is easily one of the creepiest things Britney has recorded (since "Mona Lisa" at least), with both her and Danja's vocals sometimes ...more

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Top Remixes

1. Just Be Free - Christina Aguilera
2. American Life - Madonna
3. Eminem - Encore
1. Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum
3. David Bowie - The Buddha of Suburbia


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