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Classic Underrated Albums

At uDiscover it’s a passion of ours to bring you music that may have passed you by, or you may have been too young to have heard it when it first came out. We have trawled the archives to come up with 20 amazing and classic underrated albums, that are all deserving of a listen. There’s music of every type, from pop to rock, even a little jazz as well as big names who have released some albums that failed to get the recognition they deserve.

We’ve put a link to Spotify for each album, where we can, and in a few cases to greatest hits packages where they are not available. In addition there’s 10 classics that are so underrated that you cannot even get them on Spotify. But we urge you to try and track old copies whether on vinyl or CD.

What we would love to hear is some of what you consider to be underrated classics…just leave them in the comments and we’ll share some of these in a future post.

1. Steve Miller Band – Recall The Beginning… A Journey from Eden
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From 1972 and sandwiched between Rock Love and The Joker this is a bona fide classic, full of great tunes. Essential Track  ‘Journey From Eden’

2. Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two
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Their greatest achievement and a great slice of British blues-rock from 1969. Gary Wright’s keyboards are immense and Luther Grosvenor is no slouch on guitar. Essential Track ‘Better By You, Better Than Me’

3. Clifford T Ward – Home Thoughts
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Clifford T’s 2nd album dates from 1972. It’s opening track Gaye was a minor hit single. In 1987 Ward was diagnosed with MS and he passed away in 2001. Essential Track ‘Home Thoughts From Abroad’

4. Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind
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Another brilliant album from 1972. Stevie’s crossover from a pop star to something much more lasting and the prelude to a string of classic records, which means this often gets overlooked… and he was only 21 years old. Essential Track ‘Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)’

5. Fotheringay
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Their 1970 debut and only release during their short time together is a folk rock classic and with Sandy Denny’s voice and a band that is so tight it surely could not fail to be a hit; but it barely made the charts. Essential Track – ‘The Sea’

6. Jackie Leven The Mystery of Love (Is Greater Than The Mystery of Death)
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The former Doll By Doll frontman released this beautiful record in 1994 but barely anyone took any notice…they should have. Essential track ‘Looking For Love’

7. Frank Sinatra – Watertown
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From 1969 and written by Bob Gaudio and Jake Holmes, this takes Sinatra as far away from home turf as he ever strayed. It is full of beautiful songs and magical moments. Frank never sounded more plaintive and lyrical. Essential Track ‘Elizabeth’

8. The Undisputed Truth
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Motown’s foray into rock-tinged psychedelic soul music was the Undisputed Truth, and their 1971 debut both reflected the music of the time and their mother ship… Essential Track ‘Smiling Faces Sometimes’

9. John Stewart – California Bloodlines
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Former member of the Kingston Trio, Stewart can lay claim to being one of the architects of Americana. You will probably never have heard this album. Do yourself a favour. Essential Track ‘California Bloodlines’

10. The Supremes – Produced and Arranged By Jimmy Webb
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1972 was a vintage year in which many great albums just seemed to slip through the net. The Supremes had lost Diana and they turned to one of America’s foremost songwriters to save the day. He didn’t as far as the charts were concerned but this is a beautiful, uncharacteristic record. Essential Track ‘Where Can Brown Begin’

11. Peddlers – Suite London
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From 1972 this was recorded with The London Philharmonic Orchestra and while some may see it as kitsch this is a classic of the era. Essential Track ‘I Have Seen’

12. Swing Out Sister – Somewhere Deep In The Night
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From 2001 this exquisite slice of pop-jazz just oozes sophistication. This is the band’s seventh studio album and they just proved that things get better with age; they almost out-Bacharach, Burt. Essential Track ‘What Kind of fool Are You’

13. Gerry Beckley – Go Man Go
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Gerry is one half of America, the ‘Horse With No Name’ band and this is a solo album that is a set of 2000 remixes from his album Van Go Gan. It is an awesome record, you will love it. Essential Track ‘Van Go Gan )In Aries We Can All Breathe)

14. Boz Scaggs – Fade Into Light
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This 1996 record is a mix of new material and unplugged versions of some of his greatest tracks. This is late night sophistication at its best. Essential Track ‘Simone’

15. George Benson – The Shape of Things To Come
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He is the greatest living jazz guitarist and sadly he doesn’t play enough jazz these days. This will prove the point, it’s from 1969 and it is brilliant. Essential Track ‘Footin It’

16. Glen Campbell – Reunion
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A brilliant record from 1974 when Glen reunited with Jimmy Webb who had written his early No.1 records – ‘Wichita Lineman’ and ‘Galveston’ – this is full of beautiful songs. With Glen in such poor health it is a reminder of his fabulous voice and his way with a song. Essential Track ‘You Might As Well Smile’

17. Love and Money – Strange Kind of Love
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This album from 1988 is sadly not available in its original form but many of the tracks are available on this ‘Best Of.’ Lead by James Grant, this is intelligent pop/rock of the very highest order. Scotland has come up with few better songwriters. Essential Track ‘Hallelujah Man’

18. The Alan Parsons Project – Tales of Mystery and Imagination
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The 1976 debut album from the Project is a towering achievement that has got missed by many following later success. Essential Track ‘The Raven’

19. T2 – It’ll All Work Out In Boomland
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Possibly the most obscure album on the list. It’s from 1970 and this power-Prog trio should have been bigger, but… Essential Track ‘No More White Horses”

2o. Robert Plant – Fate of Nations
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From 1993 this is retro-Plant, but not back into Led Zep territory. It’s Plant doing the music that inspired him (not just the blues) like Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane. Essential Track ‘The Greatest Gift’

+ 10 more for the detectives among you…

Buckingham Nicks 1973
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American Spring 1972
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Spring 1971
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XTC Apple Venus Vol. 1 1999
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The Tarney-Spencer Band – Run For Your Life 1979
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Michael Nesmith & the First National Band – Nevada Fighter 1971
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The Records – Shades In Bed 1979
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The Sinceros – The Sound Of Sunbathing 1979
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Nick Lowe – Party Of One 1990
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CPR – Just Like Gravity 2001
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274 Comments

274 Comments

  1. Steve Kerensky

    June 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Family Entertainment by Family Strange, bewitching, brilliantly executed.

    • Aminoordin Kader

      June 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      I tend to agree with Steve Family Entertainment is a classic album which I once own,trying to get another.

    • uDiscover

      June 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      We agree, a cast iron classic and way underrated!

    • Peter Hall

      July 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Brilliant album and band, got loads of their stuff. Musician a Dolls House is my personal favourite. Got to go a long way to beat Its only a Movie…

      • Beresford du-Cille

        November 5, 2015 at 10:50 am

        I played Music in a Doll’s House to death when it was first released. I still play it a lot even now. For me it has not dated and is so much better than a lot of bands that have achieved success now. People just did not know where to put Family as far as a category of music was concerned. A marvellous live band too – one of the most exciting live acts I ever saw.

    • John

      April 4, 2016 at 2:14 am

      Family’s BEST LP hands down

    • Ringo Caderousse

      May 1, 2016 at 12:19 am

      What a strange coincidence! My first thought, before I looked through this list, was, “I wonder if they have “Family Entertainment” in there? A really fantastic and vastly underrated album.

    • Keith Owen

      May 2, 2016 at 4:32 am

      Family Entertainment, Music In A Doll’s House. Both featured Ric Gretch of Blind Faith.
      The above was released as a two CD pack with 2 bonus early songs ‘Scene Through The Eye
      Of A Lens,’ & ‘Gypsy Woman’ in 1999. A UK import on See For Miles Records.
      Another excellent LP/CD ‘Anyway’ (half live/half studio) contained live version of
      ‘Strange Band’ & ‘Holding The Compass.’ Beautiful package.

      • dAVE gILBERT

        November 8, 2016 at 3:55 pm

        Got the 2xCD set AND the original single.

    • John Morrison

      November 9, 2016 at 12:24 am

      If you like Family Entertainment, you need a copy of Bandstand. I couldn’t find it on Spotify, but iTunes has it.

    • HBS

      November 9, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      no love for Fearless ….I think Fearless is Family’s best

    • Ringo

      December 7, 2016 at 2:40 am

      Strange… that’s the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the headline. Wonder if “Family Entertainment” is in there (as it should be). Of course, it wasn’t.

  2. Jorgen

    June 20, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I am only familar with 2 of these albums, Spooky Two and Fotheringay, and they are certainly not underrated as they are both quite boring …

    • Harry

      June 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Jorgen, you got it wrong mate. YOU’RE DAMN BORING.

    • Isaac Mizrahi

      July 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      no YOU…no YOU…no..no…no…no…no…
      i think we should all like the same food…have the same religion…color of skin…in fact we should all live in the same house to make sure everyone else likes what we do…and defend it with their lives…
      as if music is quantifiable in any qualitative sense…
      once upon a time two zen buddhist novice monks were arguing just outside of the monastery gate…after a few minutes they noticed one of the masters returning from an excursion and said to each other that they would agree to let the master solve the dilemma…so lee wing asked the master…’master…maybe you can solve a problem woo ping and i are having…”. the master nods that he is listening, so lee wing continues, ‘woo ping says that the flag is flapping in the wind…EYE say that the wind is flapping and the flag is still…please master…which of us is correct…?’ the master looks at one…then the other…his eyes growing wide and filling with tears…and then he starts to laugh almost hysterically…the two students look at each, embarassed…but they don’t know why…
      finally…the master calms down a bit and says, ‘your MINDS are flapping…’.

    • John

      April 4, 2016 at 2:17 am

      Both the Spooky Tooth and Fotheringay Lps are Brilliant.Maybe its just not your kind of music but that doesn’t make them boring

      • bill edwards

        January 10, 2017 at 8:57 pm

        Spooky two one of my favorites along with the babys broken heart.

  3. Bill Randolph

    June 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Yes, my older brother (RIP) turned me on to a group – Fantasy. They only put out one album, that I know of in 1969. It’s a great album, and was big in the South Florida area. Thanks for sharing some great music, to newer generations!!

    • jackie

      April 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Are you on about Fantasy – Paint a Picture album? Got the album, brilliant story from beginning to end. Worth a fortune and will never sell but if anyone can find the re-issued album you won’t be disappointed.

  4. Chuck

    June 20, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Alan Parsons “Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allen Poe” is a masterpiece.
    Triumvirat ‘Spartacus” deserves a mention.

    • Kiwigull

      June 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Also ‘I Robot’ another brilliant AP album.

    • Mike Martin

      June 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Another AP classic is ‘I Robot’

    • kaptain beyond

      October 31, 2015 at 2:22 am

      i don’t think any Alan Parsons albs are underrated. unless they sold diddly and were forgotten. Tales of Mystery is the album that made him famous and spurred a whole slew of big sellers. hardly underrated if you ask me. and mentioning I Robot is moot.

      • Erland Eikestad

        October 20, 2019 at 11:53 am

        That is So True!
        I’d say it was Surprising to find Their Debut-Classic on a list of “Underrated” Albums.
        Maybe it didn’t do so good in the US. But UK & Europe were All In for it!
        And the Track that Promoted the Album, was “The Tell-Tale Heart” with-
        Arthur (“Crazy World Of”) Brown on his most remarkable Vocals since “Fire”!
        No, this was anything BUT an Underrated Album, as I remember the mid-70s!

  5. Billywhistle

    June 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Captain Beyond

    • Jack Weiss

      June 20, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      I saw Captain Beyond in concert at Central Park at the time of their debut album. They have the dubious distinction of being the only band I have ever seen booed off stage. They were horrible, totally musically incompetent, and a sheer waste.

      • Sawyer Biggins

        July 14, 2015 at 12:58 am

        WHOA Jack Weiss, your picture scares me.

      • Lynn

        December 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm

        I was at the same concert for Captain Beyond, Central Park 1971. The audience got totally crazy and booed the band off the stage. Was it the drum solo? Can’t remember. Did they open for Poco, or Delaney and Bonnie? It wasn’t a good match and was a very hot humid NYC night. I thought I was the only one to remember poor Captain very Beyond.

  6. Brendan Ashton

    June 20, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    The Fotheringay album is a classic, the omission I would mention is I Turned as I turned as a Boy by Dulcimer

  7. setve

    June 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    another great underated album , was the POWER OF LOVE by the HOURGLASS , it was before they became the Allmann Brothers

    • uDiscover

      June 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      We agree that one!

      • Susan Allen

        July 9, 2015 at 11:58 am

        Is Abandoned Luncheonette by Hall and Oates considered too main stream? I love that album.

        • vic

          January 7, 2019 at 2:44 pm

          Possibly but “War Babies” certainly isn’t,t.One gets the impression that Hall and Oates would rather forget it(no tracks on their greatest hits etc.).It is a great album though,more Todd Rundgren than H&O.

  8. Lyle

    June 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I have the Steve Miller and Spooky Tooth albums, and they are both excellent, especially Nothing Lasts on Recall the Beginning…A Journey from Eden

    • uDiscover

      June 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Lyle, we hear you!

    • tom

      June 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Lyle. totally agree with you . I’ve had both albums
      since they were released and still listen to them.

  9. Warren Stoney Stone

    June 20, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Rough Mix by Pete Townsend and Ronnie Lane: almost a Who album… and just as good!

    • uDiscover

      June 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Warren, what an excellent shout!

    • David roche

      June 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Michael Chapman’s Rainmaker, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s Men Without Women, and the first Crazy Horse lp without Neil young.

    • Lindsay Buttery

      May 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Rough Mix is truly an absolute bundle of excellence, with something for everyone. Hard to imagine even non-fans of Pete’s or The Who’s work finding anything to dislike on this classic masterpiece, which never gets old. Ronnie Lane taken too soon, at music’s great loss.

  10. Jimmy Bahookie

    June 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    +1 for Fotheringay. The incomparable Sandy Denny at her magical best. The Banks of the Nile is the standout track imho. In a similar vein, Richard Thompson’s Henry the Human Fly was vastly under-rated.

  11. Rob

    June 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    My favorite underrated album is “From the Greenhouse” by Crack the Sky. Paul Plumb at his best.

    • Dave

      November 14, 2015 at 3:40 am

      Yes, “From the Greenhouse” should have been Huge! It’s a perfect example of how great a band Crack the Sky WAS and still IS! Thankfully, they are still together and out there doing it for their fans!

  12. Rob

    June 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    That’s Palumbo! Damn spell check.

  13. Jeremy Corney

    June 20, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Brilliant albums that the world passed by (more or less) Caravan’s first Album Caravan (not the later one), In For The Kill by Budgie, Preaching The Blues (Praying For Deliverance) by Blind Lemon Beefcake, First Utterance by Comus, Give & Take by Here & Now, Hot by The Squirrel Nut Zippers, From The Pond by Froggie Beaver (actually the album is rubbish but I love the band’s name).

    • Ian Bonser

      June 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      I was just going to mention Comus when I spotted Jeremy had got in first. Total endorsement from me for that.

  14. Denzil Morgan

    June 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    What about Stillwater by Stillwater……full of classic Southern Rock anthems? Or 2 very little known British bands Cado Belle from Scotland who only released one album – but what an album!
    Or Alkatraz from Wales (not to be confued with the heacy metal band of a similar name) whose album ‘Doing A Moonlight’ was a superb rock album…….never released on CD unfortunately but worth tracking down on vinyl

    • Jonathan

      June 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

      It is now available as an import, reissued on the Big Pink label.

    • peter taylorson

      October 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Totally agree about Doing a Moonlight – excellent album despite not the best of production. They were a great live band too. It’s now definitely available on CD. related band The Neutrons albums – Black Hole Star & Tales from the Blue Cocoons are also well worth investigating.

  15. Jon C

    June 20, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Wishbone Ash “There’s the Rub” from mid 70’s is good stuff and hard to find. “Silver Shoes” is my favorite track.

    • Tomasz

      June 28, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Got it on CD. It’s really good. My favorite: Persephone!

  16. Dennis Smith

    June 20, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Could not believe you had Spooky Tooth album!! One of my favorites by them and very underrated was “You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw”!! Another great underrated album is by Family “Music From A Doll’s House” circa 1968 or 9 or how about “Red” by King Crimson??!! or “Sufficiently Breathless” by Captain Beyond or or…I could go on! 🙂

    • ken nelson

      June 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

      You Broke My Heart? OK …Witness is great too….How about Armageddon’s only LP – Buzzard and Silver Tightrope are super! Then there’s both Birtha LPs and both Mama Lion LPs – all 4 with incredible playing and singing!! The only LP by Quatermass with Up on the Ground, Black Sheep of the Family…..Bulletproof and Bolex Dementia by Hard Stuff……Zin-Zin by Sun Treader featuring the incredible Morris Pert……The Grass is Greener by Colosseum with Dave Clempson on guitar for HIS version of Bolero and the title track!! all such sublime listening!!! : – )

      • Peter Taylorson

        October 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm

        The Quatermass album with the brilliant Peter Robinson is an absolute classic.

  17. howard

    June 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Every which way .the only album from brian Davidson drummer from the nice a rare album

  18. David

    June 20, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    An album that I think should be on this list is R L Burnside “Burnside on Burnside”

  19. Eddie Thornley

    June 20, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Inspired list! The Swing Out Sister album is a real delight and Wonder’s “Music of My Mind” is too often ignored coming as it does just before that run of feted’albums. One minor point though – the standout on George Benson’s “Shape of Things to Come” HAS to be the ‘far out’ title track. Can I offer up David Sancious “Transformation (The Speed of Love)” from 1976,

  20. Stevo

    June 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I nominate Tully’s self titled debut album from 1969 which was very rare until it was reissued in 2014.

  21. DeeDubYuh56

    June 20, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Dave Mason and Cass Elliott. Great album.
    Pousette Dart Band

    • Mikeriley

      July 17, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Just found that one on cd psyched! Also, goin to see mason sat nite,lowell,ma.

  22. Daniel Dreibelbis

    June 21, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I’m going to have to search some of these out. But may I suggest Jellyfish’s 2nd album “Spilt Milk”, killer pop record! Others would be NRBQ’s “At Yankee Stadium” and “Grooves In Orbit”, Budgie’s “Bandolier”, Status Quo’s “On The Level”, Dwight Yoakam’s “La Croix D’Amour”, Thin Lizzy’s “Johnny The Fox” and “Black Rose”, and Gary Moore’s “Scars” CD.

  23. Al Farber

    June 21, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Seatrain. Black Oak Arkansas. Spirit. Steeleye Span. Asylum Choir. Camel. Bloodwyn Pig. Savoy Brown. Dave Mason. John Mayall albums with Peter Green and Eric Clapton.

    • Chris

      November 9, 2016 at 1:53 am

      And Mick Taylor!!!

  24. Kelly Izaj

    June 21, 2015 at 2:07 am

    They should also add the first two albums by Lindisfarne; “Nicely Out of Tune” and “Fog on the Tyne”; both classic pieces of British folk rock. I might also add George Benson’s “Good King Bad” with his version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”, the Yardbirds “Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer)”, and the self-titled debut album by the Move as well.

  25. Martin S

    June 21, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Love California Bloodlines and the Wonder album you mention. Had the Parsons Project, their best I think. The album I want to add is John Phillips Wolfking of L.A. Check out the musicians playing on it, I love it.

  26. Carl Barndt

    June 21, 2015 at 2:24 am

    The first Jackson Hieghts lp, ” King Progress “. Thunderclap Neuman.

  27. steve rennie

    June 21, 2015 at 3:10 am

    my fav is Ray Manzarek the golden scarab love it

  28. D Short

    June 21, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Armageddon – Armageddon
    Colossuem II – WarDance
    Billy Cobham- Spectrum

  29. Mark Firkin

    June 21, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Try ‘Pampered Menial’ by Pavlovs Dog. They had minor airplay with ‘Song Dance’ in Australia but it was overlooked everywhere else. David Surkamps voice is like no other.

  30. mikebee

    June 21, 2015 at 4:24 am

    “Daughters of Albion” produced by Leon Russell

  31. Toad

    June 21, 2015 at 4:40 am

    As a Graham Bond fanatic, let me try to keep his flame burning, though he’s been dead these 40 years and is being quickly forgotten. A bad man, but a musician of soul and virtuosity all at once.

    Check out the Graham Bond Organisation’s The Sound of ’65 and There’s A Bond Between Us (come for early Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, stay for Graham Bond’s deep, disturbed soul). Also, if you don’t mind a little jazz, check out the awesome Solid Bond, that album that used to puzzle folks when they’d see Baker and Bruce’s name on the cover and buy it from the cut-out bin, only to find something very different than what they expected. And as a die-hard, I’d also include the rather amazing We Put Our Magick On You, Graham Bond with a bunch of no-names, long after he’d completely lost it. Finally, check out the Graham Bond Org’s saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith’s first solo album, A Story Ended, which is fast and challenging.

    Or don’t–your loss.

  32. alan smith

    June 21, 2015 at 6:54 am

    What about Focus at the Rainbow, King Crimson Court of King Crimson, or ELP Brain Salad Surgery, or Soft Machine Third or Frank Zappa Hot Rats amazing guitar, and no Yes? try Close to the Edge. Prog Rawks.

    • kaptain beyond

      October 31, 2015 at 2:19 am

      you doughhead! this the UNDERRATED list, not 100 greatest albums! good grief.
      i nominate volcano suns’ bumper crop. and ELO’s Time, and Beach Boys Carl & The Passions. howzat!

    • Keith Owen

      May 2, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Steve Hackett (formerly of early GENESIS). Voyage of the Acolyte, Please Don’t Touch
      (featuring Ritchie Havens on ‘How Can I?’), Spectral Mornings.
      Anthony Phillips ( The first GENESIS guitarist heard on ‘TRESPASS’) ‘The Geese & The Ghost,’ ‘Wise After The Event,’ ‘Private Parts & Pieces’
      Volumes 1-3.

  33. alan smith

    June 21, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Yes I know. Underrated Albums!
    “Hatfield and the North” or Gentle Giant “In a Glass House”.

    • uDiscover

      June 21, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Excellent choices, Alan

    • Beresford du-Cille

      November 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Almost every Gentle Giant album was hugely underrated – the only dodgy ones were Civilian and Giant Steps there is some good stuff on both.

      • bob

        April 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        In A Glass House is a classic. I saw them open for Alvin Lee [both shows that night]
        First show almost got booed off stage second set almost complete Glass house everyone went nuts

      • Don Zylstra

        May 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

        Gentle Giant definitely underrated. I gave copies of my Gentle Giant CDs esp. the official live…..to my kids who love Phish…They said, “we thought the jam bands we like today invented this type of music.” How bout Sea Level, Queen I,and Queen II- unlike anything I’d ever heard. Gamma (Ronnie Montrose), The Bubblegum Scorpions LP…amazing jams and sticky. Rick Wakeman 6 winves of Henry VIII. Ray Gomez Volume. DJAM KARET!! Dixie Dregs! Genesis Live w/ Peter Gabriel

    • wilhelm

      May 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      They are not underrated though, they are considered classics from their genre, although that genre is forgotten by many. To me GG:s masterpiece is “Acquiring the taste”.

  34. alan smith

    June 21, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Or try: Blodwyn Pig “Ahead Rings Out” check out the track “Dear Jill”.

    • martin

      January 7, 2019 at 7:33 am

      I remember it was played much when it was released, but one Jethro Tull type of song on it does not rate the album as brilliant. One song does not make an album: release it as a single! Has some decent pieces, but the wrong direction was clearly shown by their 2nd album Getting to this (not one decent piece, except perhaps the side 2 song 2, that was used as intro and exit for a Dutch tv news program, but I fear no Dutch ever had any idea where that piece of music came from). Not to speak of what Abrahams produced after that.

  35. MW

    June 21, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Shawn Phillips 2nd Contribution

    • peter taylorson

      October 31, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Shawn Phillips Furthermore album is absolutely brilliant – my favourite of his. He’s backed superbly on this album by the band Quatermass who’s only 1970 album is also a classic.

    • Peter Taylorson

      October 31, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Shawn Phillips album Furthermore is also superb – backed by the excellent band Quatermass who’s only 1970 album is also very much a classic.

  36. Gary

    June 21, 2015 at 7:33 am

    My choice is Sad Cafe’ – Fanx Ta-Ra. A great album from a great band who where musically (in the late 70’s early 80’s) around at the wrong time! Classic AOR and a showcase of the great vocals of the late Paul Young who later joined Mike & The Mechanics.

  37. Rob

    June 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Have had the T2 album from the day it was released – brilliant. Keith Cross the 17 year-old guitarist then left and shortly after released an album ‘Bored Civilians with Peter Ross – lovely album – then left music business for ever! What a waste. You can get all this on reissued CDs now – Google away!

  38. TheKunig

    June 21, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Focus – Hamburger Concerto , Fairport Convention – Angel Delight and Budgie – Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

  39. Russell Roberts

    June 21, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Love and Money opened for BB King @ Hammersmith Odeon in 1986 a really enjoyable band.

  40. Alan M. Ogilvie

    June 21, 2015 at 8:21 am

    The Nice The thoughts of Emerlist Davjak. ..,,think thats how its spelt

  41. Matt

    June 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Fair to Midland – Fables from a Mayfly: what I tell you three times is true. A brilliant and unique album by the rock group Fair to Midland from texas

  42. Matt

    June 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Fair to Midland – Fables from a Mayfly: what I tell you three times is true. A brilliant and unique album by the rock group Fair to Midland from texas

  43. Dave O'D

    June 21, 2015 at 10:35 am

    You Well Meaning Brought Me Here – Ralph McTell. The American version with “Streets of London”. Try finding it!

  44. Francesco

    June 21, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Web: I Spider (1970). Allan Taylor: Sometimes (1971). Affinity (same, 1970). Cassell Webb: The Thief of Sadness (1988). Peter Blegvad: King Strut (1990). Gracious (same, 1970). Lucifer’s Friend (same, 1971). Fuchsia (same, 1971). Quill (same, 1969! not 1995!), Mephistopheles: In Frustration I Hear Singing (1969). Shawn Phillips: Contribution (1970) + Second Contribution (1970) + Collaboration (1971). Shelagh McDonald: Album (1970) + Stargazer (1971). Linda Perhacs: Parallelograms (1970). Ars Nova: Sunsine & Shadows (1969).
    Thanks Everybody

  45. Trent Barcroft

    June 21, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Little Feat, most any album but especially Waiting for Columbus .

  46. Boswell

    June 21, 2015 at 11:55 am

    In my humble opinion, the following were all vastly underrated albums and deserving of a listen:
    Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails; Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You; Rainer Bruninghaus – Freigeweht; Blue Mink – Only When I Laugh; Brand X – Unorthodox Behaviour; Caravan – For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night; Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority; Durutti Column – Domo Arigato; Focus – Focus 3; Gentle Giant – Octopus; Groundhogs – Hogwash; Icehouse – Love In Motion; IF – IF3; Jeff Beck – There & Back; Jeff Buckley – Grace; Joe Walsh – So What; Man – Be Good To Yourself At Least Twice A Day; Rare Bird – Epic Forest; Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs; Ry Cooder – Paris Texas; Stealers Wheel – Stealers Wheel; T.Rex – Electric Warrior; The Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops; Give ’em a try, you might like some of them.

    • uDiscover

      June 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Some really cool choices there!

      • Boswell

        June 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm

        Thanks uDiscover, glad you liked them. I’ve got a few more suggestions, but I didn’t want to bore everyone, so I stopped at that after all, it’s only my opinion.

    • Stan

      June 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Some inspired choices. Thought I was the only person who still has a copy of Death Walks Behind You. And I am more partial to Robin Trower’s first album than Bridge of Sighs, which still gets a bit of airplay. One very under-rated record is Snafu, by the Radiators. Roots rock at its best, recorded live on Halloween at Tipitina’s in NOLA. Hard to find, but worth the look.

    • Eugene Laczynski

      June 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Yea some really great albums you’ve listed. Although in fairness to the theme of the article it should be underrated albums and many of yours are very well recognized if not classics. For instance T. Rex Electric Warrior is a classic, bridge of Signs is also a classic. Rereading your list I do agree many are underrate and some I haven’t heard of at all, which may be the point.. Gentle Giant to this day is still one of my favorite “Rock’ bands of all time. Amazing output that to ME stand the test of time including the wonderful album Octopus. My addition to this list would also include a couple of Gentle Giant albums. Both albums were an attempt by gentle giant to widen their audience and with time as the test I think they,were quite different from their other albums, were amazingly successful at bridging their amazing musicianship with a more accessible melodic rocking tunes,albeit their version of it, and are to this day albums I can’t put down. The first is Giant for a Day and the other which I like better is called the Missing Piece. I highly recommend both with the understanding that they were attempting to find a larger audience. And truly this band deserved a wider audience. Speaking of Audience that’s another great band and their album House on the Hill probable qualifies to be on this discussion. A f*cking great album and if you don’t know it you should.

      • Steve Johgart

        November 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

        Yeah, Audience! Great band. I like “Lunch” even better than “House on the Hill”, but both are great albums.

    • bill edwards

      January 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Any robin trower i have about 10 of his records but cannot pick a the best all good.

  47. Buskieboy

    June 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    The album “Stink” by McKenna Mendelson Mainline. 1969.
    Canadian blues band. Outstanding!

  48. Buskieboy

    June 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    The album “Stink” by McKenna Mendelson Mainline. 1969.
    Canadian blues band. Outstanding!
    It’s on Youtube.

  49. Laurence

    June 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    “Great Speckled Bird” (Ian and Sylvia in a band, ca. 1970).”Wilderness Road, ” brilliant Chicago band, a Western movie in music, ca. 1973. ” Valley Hi, ” Ian Matthews, ca. 1974, the original Fairport male vocalist produced by Michael Nesmith.”Veedon Fleece,” Van Morrison, ca. 1978 (a guess), his recapture of the jazzy feel of “Astral Weeks.”

    • kaptain beyond

      October 31, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      alright! nice to see some Canadian content here! those are good choices! might i add, Gord Lightfoot’s Old Dan’s Records,
      and on the international front i suggest both albums by Geoff & Maria Muldaur; Pottery Pie and Sweet Potatoes, both of which contain massive contributions from ace canadian guitarist Amos Garrett.

  50. jack

    June 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Love and Money’s “Dogs in the traffic” ……superb.

  51. John Humason

    June 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Another one that should make this list: Alan Parson’s previous Project, Ambrosia. Their second album, Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled, still sounds fresh and interesting but never got much traction.

    • uDiscover

      June 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      John, great shout!

    • Jonathan

      June 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Ambrosia’s first album, too!

  52. Al

    June 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I have a rare find. Jamming With Edward , featuring, Nicky Hopkins, Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and 1 cut ” It Hurts Me Too” with Elmore James. The sleeve cartoon, Rolling Stones Logo to this day, red mouth w/ tongue hanging out. originally Drawn by Nicky Hopkins 1972, This is the kind of work that comes around every once in a while, When these guys play it a total jam session. laying tracks like The Boudoir Stomp and Interlude a la EL Hopo. This record was produced by Glyn Johns, author of “Sound Man” and producer of the Who, My Generation, Stones ,Let it Bleed, Hendrix, Royal Albert Hall on and on. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012

  53. Eddy McC

    June 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Glenn Phillips “Lost at Sea”, excellent instrumental album from ’75, Fairport Convention’s “Nine” was certainly underrated at the time but contains some classic songs, especially the eco-aware “Bring ‘Em Down”, Ann Peebles’ “Can’t Stand the Rain”, Steppenwolf’s “Slow FLux”, with “Smokey Factory Blues” and “Fishing in the Dark” – both great pop-rock songs

  54. Kim Shih

    June 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Jude Cole – Start The Car. Every single song is perfect.

  55. Shaka Brah

    June 22, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Savoy Brown, Lookin’ In was & is one of my favorite lost classics. Oh there’s many others, like maybe an old Grand Funk Railroad album. Or Steppenwolf. Perhaps something from the late Joe Cocker’s Madmen & Englishman’s collection. How about Traffic’s John Barleycorn Must Die? Oh! & early Jessie Colin Young ‘Ridgetop,’ ‘Julia’ oh so many great 70’s albums. Anyone still get chills listening to Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Netherlands’ or how about ‘Twin Sons of Different Mother’s’ with Tim Weisberg? Cat Stevens ‘Tea for the Tillerman’s’ still one of the best of the classics. & then I like to get sassy & listen to Supertramp’s ‘Crime of the Century’ followed by ‘Breakfast in America.’ & last night we heaed The Doobie. Rothers play three songs from ‘What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits’ at Seattle’s ZooTunes. But remember, ‘You Can’t Tune a Fish’ REO Speedwagon. So you might as well ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ while reminissing to Kansas’ ‘Song for America’ while hoping we’re not @ the ‘Point of No Return.’ & like Abbey Road’s finale says, & in the end the love you make is equal to the love you take. The End,

    • Eugene Laczynski

      June 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      The best music was created than. Diversity and creativity abound. All those great bands and all those great albums.

  56. Gator

    June 22, 2015 at 2:41 am

    You forgot Head East….Flat as a Pancake

  57. Hank David

    June 22, 2015 at 3:38 am

    An absolute classic would have to be the 1980 release by Canadian band Klaatu, ‘Endangered Species’ – brilliant record

  58. Raymond Welsh

    June 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Judging by this list, there are some names I’ve never heard of. My fave underated albums are as follows:
    1] Blues From Laurel Canyon – John Mayall [feat. Mick Taylor]
    2] 2120 South Michigan Ave. – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
    3] Any by Icehouse

  59. Haddocksrock

    June 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Maria McKee ‘Life Is Sweet’; possibly the only time a nervous breakdown has been captured on record!
    Searing record of raw intensity from the woman who gave us ‘Show Me Heaven’ and then ran as far away from that as she could with this.

    • lynn

      June 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I love this CD. Listen to it frequently. This girls got it all going on. Her whole catalogue us vastly underrated.sadly.

    • Kaptain beyond

      November 1, 2015 at 5:16 am

      yup. totally. she played all the guitars on that one. was lucky enough to see that tour. the only tour i’ve come across actually, or the only one that’s come anywhere near me. she was intense, no going thru the motions. wore a big feathery boa. made a good racket. it had to be right or she was not pleased up there. ya, what an album. i recall mojo magazine originally dismissed it basically in their review. then at the end of the year considered it one of the best of that year. she seems to be basically retired from show biz. living in ireland or something.

  60. roxy

    June 22, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Since we are all not audiophiles or as you said this passed a lot of people by, or a generation missed, if they have another album or song that people would have known, or if they came from other more prominent bands, , providing this information, would have been extremely helpful.Half of the bands I have not heard of, and when I do bop around youtube, and come across one I haven’t, I have no idea what is song I may like, and by that I mean the masses, if the masses likes it, I may too. Ive heard of say focus, and yet, I don’t know them, nor what their “song” is.. True now I know the one you picked from very underrated Albums, but still doesn’t help me. Especially if I want to actually like them and or pass them along. so thank you for the list, I’m sure it’s great, i will listen to the songs you suggested, and hope they are so good they make me want to listen to their other stuff.. Thank you.

  61. Ian Reynolds

    June 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Loved reading this and it is really good that you do this sort of stuff and not just the big sellers.

    Don’t Stop the Music – Van Morrison. From 1974 double vinyl live album. Like much of VM back catalogue not available on Spotify.

    Songs for Beginners – Graham Nash. Love this album.

  62. Peter Bolger

    June 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Automatic Man by Automatic Man
    Vimana by Nova
    Fantasia Lindum by Amazing Blondel
    Modern Music by Be Bop Deluxe
    Tanx by T. Rex
    Stranded by Roxy Music

    • RobD

      June 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Hey someone else likes Tanx. One of Bolan’s best and in my selection also :). If you know how to rock, you don’t have to shock…

  63. Sam

    June 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Pacific ocean blue by Dennis Wilson and The guilder palace of sin
    By the flying burrito brothers ….

  64. RobD

    June 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Quark, Strangeness & Charm by Hawkwind, Slayed by Slade, Tanx by T.Rex, Seal’s first album, The Kick Inside by Kate Bush, Force Majeure by Tangerine Dream, Metamatic by John Foxx, Eat To The Beat by Blondie, Orgasmatron by Motorhead, Replicas by Tubeway Army (Gary Numan), Avalon by Roxy Music, Piper At The Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd, The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett, Another Green World by Brian Eno, Present Arms by UB40, The Psychomodo by Cockney Rebel, and almost anything by Robyn Hitchcock!

  65. george

    June 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Bunky & Jake – L.A.M.F.,
    Jesse Colin Young – Soul of a City Boy,
    Prefab Sprout – Two Wheels Good,
    Steamhammer’s 1st,
    Keef Hartley Band – The Battle of Northwest Six,
    Nervous Eaters
    Doll By Doll – Gypsy Blood
    John Phillips – Wolfking of L.A.
    John Martyn – Solid Air
    Suddenly Tammy! – We Get There When We Do
    Full Moon
    Shirley Brown – Woman to Woman
    Ivy – Apartment Life

    • peter taylorson

      October 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Totally agree about Gypsy Blood – absolutely unique & a classic album. They were an incredibly intense live experience as well at the time. RIP Jackie Leven.

  66. Ken Ciardullo

    June 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Alan Ross “Pit And The Pendulum” I don’t know anybody That has this album. I have this album and three other including his solo albums, incredible, the entire album, picked it up and in greenwich Village New York in the early 80s, maybe late 70s.

    • Doug D.

      June 27, 2015 at 3:45 am

      Found it in a budget bin a long time ago!

  67. Gregory Dahlinghaus

    June 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Little Steven – Voice Of America. My favorite album from the ’80’s.

  68. Arne Amundsen

    June 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I love the Parsons album, and still own the original Buckingham/Nicks vinyl album…quite agree its a great album.
    One of my favorite underrated bands is Live Wire, and their No Fright album from 1980…nice drive, and some excellent musicianship…imho, of course 🙂

  69. dennis erenstone

    June 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I agree with Quatermass and from the greenhouse/crack the sky and eggs over easy and the confessor/ joe walsh amboy /marriage on the rocks?

  70. simon d

    June 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Safe as Milk – Captain Beefheart
    Open Road – Donovan

  71. elkabong

    June 26, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    My two cents:
    Albatros – Garden of Eden
    Deep Purple – Deep Purple
    Gurnemanz – No Rays of Noise

  72. elisdd44

    June 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I definitely agree with Spooky Two and Fortheringay, but I would also add Edgar Broughton Band’s eponymous third album (the meat album), the Pretty Things Parachute, Wishbone Ash’s Argus, and Armageddon’s only album. I am 56 and have been listening to all six of those albums since my teens with some regularity.

  73. Carlos Lincoln Marks

    June 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Steve Miller Band “Book Of Dreams” experiences or is subjected to the journey. Both the beginning and Eden may be a subject to misinterpretation of dreams.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    The Stake- Steve Miller Band
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHKagkLaoM0

  74. Geoff Hansplant

    June 26, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    My vote would be for “Magic In The Air” by Lindisfarne. My recollection pegs it at 1974 (?). In any case, it stands as the greatest live album I have ever heard. A confluence of a great band, great songs, a wonderful venue and the love of the audience. Truly, on this night, the music was absolutely inspired and the band, the songs, the hall and the audience became one. You can hear it on the recording. Even moments of silence are infused with energy. If you love live recordings, this is one you must hear!

  75. David Fern

    June 27, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Man ‘Do You Like it Here Now’
    Hawkwind ‘Quark Strangeness and Charm’
    Pink Fairies ‘Never Never Land’

    • Peter Taylorson

      October 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Totally agree – Do you like it here Now? – Man’s best album IMO. Never Never Land – absolute classic – Paul Rudolph is one of the most underrated guitarists ever.

  76. David Ross

    June 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Ron Nagle – Bad Rice.

  77. ian

    June 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    you might think this odd but The Beatles, Hard days night Album, overlooked due to Revolver, Rubber Soul and Pepper, but song for song one of the best pop albums ever made

  78. mark

    June 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Buckingham Nicks –One great album by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham before they joined Fleetwood Mac and took it over. Some of the songs appear later on Fleetwood Mac albums, but these versions are the best. Had since it came out and still play it.

  79. Dartarnian

    June 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve never been able to understand the appeal of Sandy Denny. Yes she can sing but in nearly every song her voice, range and style sounds the same. Fotheringay is no exception.

  80. Don Nederburgh

    June 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Speaking of Fleetwood Mac, I like the group just before B&N joined. Heroes are Hard To Find is one favorite. Some great tunes on this one Bermuda Triangle of course, but also Angel, Come a Little Bit Closer and Born Enchanter.

    • GH

      June 29, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Totally agree – huge fan of fleetwood mac during the bob welch years!

    • tom

      June 30, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      amen..great fleetwood mac albums prior to buckingham & nicks: then play on , kiln house, future games, bare trees

  81. Jeff

    June 28, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Another overlooked album from 1972: Khan — “Space Shanty” with Steve Hillage and Dave Stewart trading solos throughout, a near perfect early prog album — great playing, fine compositions. A real treat, and available on CD.

  82. Rick

    June 28, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Almost all of Crack the Sky is grossly underrated…also Jim Croce’s producers, Cashman and West, Time Traveller is an outstanding pop ,masterpiece.

  83. Arjen

    June 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Tales of mystery and imagination is APP’s best work, in my opinion. Everything after that is a variation to the theme established by the Tales.
    Can I add Mountain Queen by Alquin?

  84. Jimmy Salatino

    June 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Klaatu is a great album lots of sounds and was used to test out stereo systems not many people know this ….. awesome record

  85. Richard Reese

    June 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I think the only album I would pay money for is “Watertown” by Frank Sinatra. Maybe I’m too old for these.

  86. Johann Heyss

    June 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Yoko Ono’s APPROXIMATELY INFINITE UNIVERSE (1973). A masterpiece overlooked by prejudiced people who pretend that Yoko isn’t a genius.

  87. Ken MacAlister

    June 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Some on this list are really good. Others I’ve never heard or heard of before. Here’s some others worth checking out:
    1) Peter Green -“In The Skies”
    2) Peter Bardens – “The Answer” (featuring Peter Green on guitar)
    3) Bill Connors – “Theme To The Guardian”
    4) The Pentangle – “Cruel Sister”
    5) Eric Clapton – “Backless”
    6) Fleetwood Mac – “Future Games”
    7) Fleetwood Mac – “Bare Trees”
    8) Traffic – “When The Eagle Flies”
    9) The Mahavishnu Orchestra – “Apocalypse”
    10) Alphonse Mouzon – “Mind Transplant” (featuring Tommy Bolin on guitar)
    11) Miles Davis – “A Tribute To Jack Johnson”
    12) Ricky Nelson – “Ricky Sings”
    13) Weather Report – “Sweetnighter”
    14) Roy Buchanan – “Roy Buchanan”
    15) Joe Walsh – “Barnstorm”
    16) Jeff Beck – “Rough & Ready”
    17) Robin Trower – “For Earth Below”
    18) Miles Davis – “Miles In The Sky”
    19) George Benson – “Absolute Benson”
    20) Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – “Then Play On”

    • Ian Reynolds

      July 4, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Great list. My sort of stuff.

  88. JohnofVA

    June 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Artful Dodger’s “Rave On” (If you never got enough of Badfinger)
    Spirit’s “Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus”
    Gary Wright (Formerly of Spooky Tooth) “Footprint” with a little help from George Harrison, Hugh McCracken, Alan White, Klaus Voormann, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner and Bobby Keys.
    Red Rider’s “Neruda”
    Mother Love Bone’s “Mother Love Bone”
    Thunderclap Newman’s “Hollywood Dream”
    Hawkwind’s “The Xenon Codex”
    Townes Van Zandt’s “The Late, Great Townes Van Zandt”
    Chris Squire’s “Fish Out of Water”

  89. Leonard Maran

    June 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Not underrated; totally forgotten “Love Sculpture: Blues Helping” helmed by Dave Edmunds.
    “Greetings from LA” Tim Buckley
    Dr John, The Night Tripper “GRIS-gris”
    Quicksilver Messenger Service “Shady Grove”
    Kathi Mcdonald “Insane Assylum”

  90. GH

    June 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    The Kinks – “The Village Green Preservation Society.” A consistent album of short songs brilliantly written with great melodies!

  91. J/B

    June 29, 2015 at 12:24 am

    There are a lot listed above that I agree are underrated, and also some that I don’t consider overlooked. I suspect my additions will be thought of in the same way. I tried not to put in too many obscure ones. Just because I see them as classic doesn’t mean they are. That being said, here are my favorites:
    The Bothy Band- “Out of the Wind-Into the Sun”;
    Any Curved Air;
    Doll By Doll- “Remember”;
    Robert Fripp- “Exposure”;
    Amazing Blondel- “Evensong”;
    The Modern Lovers- (title) and Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers- “Back in Your Life”
    Ry Cooder- “Bop Till You Drop”;
    anything by Gruppo Sportivo
    John Phillips- “Pay Pack and Follow”;
    Garland Jeffreys- “Escape Artist”
    The Rumour- “Frogs, Sprouts, Clogs and Krauts”
    I appreciate you doing this. It’s been fun visiting some old bfs and learning about some others.

  92. Jordan Simon

    June 29, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Empty Sky by Elton John should make the list.

    • bill edwards

      January 11, 2017 at 6:55 am

      elton john live 1970 especially sixty years on

  93. tom

    June 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Besides Recall the Beginning…a journey from eden, other
    Steve Miller Band albums (pre The Joker): Children of the Future, Sailor, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace & #5…love them all

  94. Sharon

    July 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Boy Oh Boy….you’ve rehashed such great memories….ONCE AGAIN…and I thank you!!

  95. T.C. Alexander

    July 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Warrior by Arkangel is my classic underrated album. It is an album that slipped under the radar because it was marketed to buyers of Christian Rock. The best way to describe this album is imagine Yes made an album for the Christian Rock market. This album is definitely worthy of an audition.

  96. Der Lew

    July 2, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    So many more – Spirit’s “13 dreams of Sardonicus”, Love’s ” Forever Changes”, Notorious Byrd Brothers, Tom
    Rush and Traffic’s “John Barleycorn”

  97. Kerry Hay

    July 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Two albums I have been listening 2 one from years past and another I never heard till now.
    1st is Head East flat as a pancake.
    2nd is Corpus
    Creation of a child.
    Check them out Enjoy

  98. johnnyowl

    July 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Two LPs which were great favourites of mine at the time – but which, sadly seemed to have been overlooked by most everyone else were
    Late Night Movies All Night Brainstorms by Doctors Of Madness
    and the first offering from City Boy – City Boy.

  99. lisa p

    July 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    they are horrible shite,progrock, cockrock, artsfartsywankerdiddles.

  100. Gary Price

    July 12, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Glad Jackie Leven made your list.
    Gypsy Blood by Doll by Doll was pretty solid too.
    R. I .P. Jackie.

  101. DAVE

    July 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

    voice album by Capability brown prog rock a classic

  102. Woofa

    July 28, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I love…Canadian band The pursuit of happiness – One sided story.. power pop at its finest….any Prefab sprout album….Jellyfish – Bellybutton….The Replacements – all shook down…The Smitherines – Green thoughts….Squeeze- 4 or 5 early albums….Microdisney [Irish] -The clock comes down the stairs + The crocked mile…Mathew sweet – Girlfriend…i have some great Aussie albums i don’t now if they are readily available so i left them of the list …great site ..all the best …Woofa.

  103. John C.

    July 30, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Wiggy Bits
    Frank Marino
    Ten Years After
    Ozric Tentacles
    Little Feat
    Humble Pie
    Gentle Giant
    Bloodrock
    Bebop Deluxe
    10 CC
    The Tubes
    Gong
    City Boy- These guys most especially are overlooked. Give them a listen if you get the chance. Great guitar by Mike Slamer.

  104. Phil Nickel

    August 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Randy Stonehill. “Welcome to Paradise “. Another early “Christian Rock” album that had no market/-it wasn’t regular Rick, so radio stations didn’t play it and it wasn’t “gospel”, so the Christian stations of that time would not play it. It still is one of my all/time favorite albums.

  105. James H

    October 7, 2015 at 4:06 am

    It’s a Beautiful Day
    I’ve owned Buckingham Nicks since it was pressed.

  106. mcam

    October 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

  107. Paul Hess

    October 31, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Ars Longa Vita Brevis – The Nice
    The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis
    Foxtrot – Genesis
    Selling England By the Pound – Genesis
    Who’s Next – The Who
    Lookin’ In – Savoy Brown
    Jade Warrior – Jade Warrior
    Spooky Two – Spooky Tooth
    The Family That Plays Together – Spirit
    Climbing – Mountain
    Hot Wire – Trapeze
    Aqualung – Jethro Tull
    Yer’ Album – James Gang
    Synergy – Glass Harp
    The Master and the Musician – Phil Keaggy
    Brain Suck – Noah

    • mcam

      November 2, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Underrated? I would have thought most in this list are considered the creme de la creme of classic prog.

  108. Bob B

    October 31, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Spooky Two is a great pick. I also feel the Killers belong on the list with Stardust. Romeo and Juliet is without the guitar hero slant with better vocals.

  109. suntower

    October 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    How about Arcadium’s Breathe Awhile, Bangor Flying Circus, Felt?

  110. Chris H

    October 31, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve always loved Blues Image “Open” It’s pretty much all good, but their take on “Parchman Farm” gets me every time. The radio hit “Ride Captain, Ride” also on the album, but most untypical of the rest.

  111. kaptain beyond

    October 31, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    features like these are always fun to read and discuss, but so many of folks’ comments here begin to miss the plot as too many commenters are suggesting albums that are NOT underrated, but rather well known! i could list a couple dozen now, for instance reader paul hess too many of his list are actually considered bona fide classics, hardly underrated. keep with the plot, folks!

  112. dennis erenstone

    October 31, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    what about eggs over easy by eggs over easy

  113. dennis erenstone

    October 31, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    did anyone mention super session, marriage on the rocks/amboy dukes, ball/iron butterfly,king crimson/lizard,or the 1st album by flock, retaliation aynsley dunbar band or cold bloods 1st

    • bill edwards

      January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

      try the flock dinasour swamps their second album

  114. Chris Ryterski

    November 1, 2015 at 3:22 am

    I agree that some albums are bonified classics..Aqualung….Who’s next.?…selling England by the pound…all listed as underrated..My list would consist of..The Groundhogs. .Hogwash.and several others by this great power trio..a band thats. So obscure, no one’s ever heard of them..Forevermore. …twogreat albums.from early seventies. .words on black plastic and Yours forevermore..Atomic Rooster..Death walks behind you..Gypsy. ..in the garden..you hear this album one time..you will want it for your collection.

    • L-O Ström

      November 1, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Sadly, progressive rock is still always under represented everywhere.

  115. L-O Ström

    November 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Tales Of Mystery And Imagination IS available in it’s original (and best) form.

  116. Dino Agate

    November 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Swing Out Sister great band, although mostly remembered for their first hits, they kept recordind high level songs.. If I had to suggest one record I’d suggest Live at the Jazz Cafè (and would mention Who Let The Love Out fron that track list)

  117. brian

    November 5, 2015 at 12:36 am

    love seeing john stewart and “go man go” very cool.

  118. Anthony Wheeler

    November 6, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Another great album is Fever Tree by Fever Tree, also I Feel Like I’m Fixing to Die by Country Joe and the Fish

  119. Steve Johgart

    November 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Although both “Nevada Fighter” and “California Bloodlines” are real good albums, my favorite obscure albums from those artists are Nesmith’s “Tantamount to Treason” and “Signals Through the Glass” by Stewart (with Buffy Ford). One other obscurity by a well-known band that comes to mind off the top of my head is “Life in a Tin Can” by the Bee Gees, by far my favorite album of theirs. I’m with Chris Ryterski regarding Groundhogs, although my favorite of theirs is “Thank Christ for the Bomb”, and Forever More (“Yours” particularly is a terrific album).

  120. Speedking

    November 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    In no particular order:
    Trapeze-Medusa
    Uriah Heep-Salisbury
    Bruce Dickinson-Tattooed Millionaire
    Ursa Major-S/T
    Blue Oyster Cult-S/T
    Tommy Bolin-Private Eyes
    Gillan-Double Trouble
    Ken Hensley-Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf
    Hughes Thrall-S/T
    James Gang-Bang
    Nils Lofgren-Cry Tough
    Mother’s Finest-Another Mother Further
    Nazareth-S/T
    Stevie Salas-Electric Pow Wow
    Pat Travers-Puttin’ It Straight
    Dust-Hard Attack
    Frampton’s Camel-S/T
    Quicksilver Messenger Service-S/T
    Henry Gross-Plug Me Into Something
    Sir Lord Baltimore-S/T
    Gary Moore-Victims of the Future

  121. Mark Firkin

    December 1, 2015 at 1:02 am

    ‘Pampered Menial’. by Pavlovs Dog. David Surkamp had the most distinctive voice in rock. The ace track is ‘Song Dance’.

  122. Jeff

    December 1, 2015 at 1:26 am

    My Top 5:
    Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground
    Fleetwood Mac – Kiln House
    Camel – Moon Madness
    The Rising Sons – Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
    Moby Grape – Moby Grape ’69

    My two cents. 😉

    • Jeff

      December 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Rounding out my Top 10:
      Gene Clark – No Other
      Manassas – Manassas
      Townes Van Zandt – For The Sake Of The Song
      Taste – On the Boards
      Journey – Look Into The Future

      +5:
      Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Striking It Rich
      Mahogany Rush – IV
      Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
      David Crosby – If I could Only Remember My Name
      The Meters – Cabbage Alley

  123. Mark

    December 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus by Spirit should be mentioned.

    • Wirehead

      December 7, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Have to agree with 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit. One of my 5 all time favorite albums and it is practically unknown. Another is the only release from Mainhorse in 1971. Featured Patrick Moraz on keyboards and is one amazing prog rock monster.

  124. Kelderado

    December 30, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner

  125. Neil

    January 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Nasty Gal by Betty Davis
    Breezy Stories by Danny O’Keefe
    Jonathan Sings! by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
    Vermilion by Continental Drifters
    Sweet Harmony by Maria Muldaur
    Genuine Imitation Life Gazette by The Four Seasons
    Ceremonial by Savage Republic
    Largo by Largo
    Meet Me at the Crux by Dirk Hamilton
    Strange Company by Wendy Waldman
    Rhythm, Country & Blues by Various Artists

  126. MoVo

    April 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I would also like to add “Odessa” & “Mr. Natural” by Bee Gees.

  127. MoVo

    April 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    “Big in Japan” & “Breathtaking Blue” by Alphaville
    “Stay on These Roads”, “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” & “Minor Earth, Major Sky” by A-ha
    “Besides 1 & 2” by Pet Shop Boys
    “Roots to Branches” & “J-Tull Dot Com” by Jethro Tull
    “While the City Sleeps” by George Benson
    “Ednaswap” by Ednaswap
    “Wiener Blut”, “Data de Groove” & “Nachtflug” by Falco

  128. MoVo

    April 16, 2016 at 10:48 am

    “Always Say Goodbye” & “Now Is the Hour” by Charlie Haden’s Quartet West
    “The Special” & “Countdown 2 Meltdown” by Mitch Marcus Quintet
    These are 4 of the most amazing jazz albums I have ever heard.

  129. Adie Burton

    April 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I bought the Stevie Wonder LP when it came out & as a young part time DJ used to play tracks from it saying that Stevie would be one of the biggest musicians around the world, he played all instruments & wrote everything himself, he was pioneering the Moog synthesizer at a time when it was new, others gave up on it but he along with his engineers carried on to produce some of the great sounds we hear today.

  130. Gary Pighetti

    April 30, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Never found this album anywhere but in my collection and it is one of my go to records:
    Hot Wacks–The Wackers
    and
    Got No Breeding–Jules and the Polar Bears

  131. Daniel Grigera

    April 30, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    You have probably never heard of Los Shakers. They were The Beatles South American counterpart. Their best achievement was “La Conferencia Secreta del Toto’s Bar”. English-spoken, marvelous “British Beat” Group. And a beauutifuuul album!

  132. Mike Gilmer

    May 1, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Naturally by JJ Cale

  133. Bob Fisher

    May 1, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Pre-Joe Walsh JAMES GANG “BANG” . Incredible album.

    • Steve S

      May 1, 2016 at 3:47 am

      Funk 49
      What about Jefferson Starship – Freedom at Point Zero, Genesis – Seconds Out and Rush 2112. … 1978-79 was a special time for me.

  134. Daryl Ling

    May 1, 2016 at 12:57 am

    I have 11 of these and am just stunned that the rest of the world didn’t have good taste!
    Kayak & Global Village Trucking Company would have to be in there, one LP only but both superb!

  135. Michael

    May 1, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Bob Seger System album “Mongerl” is absolutely amazing and unlike anything else he ever did
    All of The Marshall Tucker Band albums are gems in there own right but the best and probably most underrated is “A New Life”
    I would also like to give a mention to The Guess Who “Live at the Paramount”, Grand Funk Railroad ” On Time”, and Journy from Journy the original 1975 album back when there music really took you on a Journy

  136. Stephen

    May 1, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    you must add shuggie Otis freedom flight to this list great album

  137. Sal

    May 1, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Don’t see much on this one But i would say Van Morrison’s “It’s too late to stop now” Live In Concert Los Angeles and London 1973. A must have and Van Morrison in his top form .

    • John Morrison

      November 9, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Agree. I must have listened to that album more times than any other since it came out. And I am not a fan of live albums.

  138. Jayell

    May 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Rick Wakeman “1984” with both Chaka Khan and Jon Anderson performing lead vocals. Great Album, but I rarely hear it mentioned.

  139. David

    May 2, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Sand (1975?)

  140. Rick

    May 3, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I agree that Spirit’s “Dr Sardonicus” is fabulous. Also Detroit by Detroit (Mitch Ryder’s band) is fantastic.

  141. dude

    November 2, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Wishbone Ash-New England

  142. John O'Mara

    November 8, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I’d like to add Seatrain’s second album.

  143. Steve

    November 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I always liked 10CC and as far as underrated albums go checkout anyone of these;
    L – Godley & Crème
    Ismism – Godley & Crème
    Goodbye Blue Sky – Godley & Crème

    They are my favourites and you never hear of them

  144. Randy

    November 8, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Child is Father to the Man – Blood, Sweat and Tears
    Is this What you Want? – Jackie Lomax
    Yer Album – James Gang
    Shine on Brightly – Procol Harum
    Smash Your Head Against the Wall – John Entwistle
    Climbing & Nantucket Sleighride – Mountain
    Wild Thing – Troggs
    Having a Rave Up – Yardbirds

  145. trevise

    November 8, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I saw a few mentions for Crack The Sky. My choice would be the original “Safety In Numbers” with Gary Lee Chappel doing lead vocals, and not the John Palumbo ‘Redux’ version. Someone also mentioned Maria McKee’s “Life Is Sweet”. Not sure about it being “a nervous breakdown being recorded “, but it is most certainly underrated compared to what she did before it. Rounding out a ‘Top 5’, two one offs, David & David’s “Boomtown” and Toy Matinee, “The Toy Matinee”. End with the underground classic from The Dream Syndicate, “Medicine Show”.

  146. Richard Haighton

    November 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this – not often l read a complete article on my phone! How’s about Mighty Baby by Mighty Baby? Totally agree with the first two Lindisfarne albums and recognition for Spirit ‘s Sardonicus. X

  147. Max Palfenier

    November 8, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    What about:
    Strawbs – Grave New World
    Van Der Graaf Generator – Godbluff
    Be Bob DeLuxe – Axe Victim
    Phillip Goodhand-Tait – i’ll Think I Write A Song

    and yes, I really enjoy the fantastic first two albums by Family a lot

  148. David Cole

    November 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Great stuff here.
    Some of my favorites are
    Jethro Tull’s Stormwatch and J-Tull dot com
    Fleetwood Mac Mystery to Me
    Eddie Money Playing for Keeps
    Walter Becker 11 Tracks of Whack

  149. Geoff Leamon

    November 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    That T2 album is one of my all-time favorite prog/hard psych records. So Good!!

  150. frank

    November 17, 2016 at 1:40 am

    lady’s choice (bonnie bramlett)
    etta james (etta james)

  151. Matt Psomadakis

    November 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Any Swing Out Sister album could easily have made this list. They are that good!!! Whether it be a pop album or a jazz one, I am always impressed. Thank you for recognizing their greatness.

  152. Jeremy Farrance

    November 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Warren Zevon’s self-titled 1976 masterpiece belongs on this list.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Zevon_(album)

    Maybe even Mr. Bad Example?

  153. Jeremy Farrance

    November 18, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Warren Zevon’s self-titled 1976 masterpiece belongs on this list. Maybe even Mr. Bad Example (1991)?

  154. Kettles

    November 19, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Kudos, much kudos for including Swing Out Sister in the list. Through The Sky is one of the most
    Lusciously produced albums ever recorded. Big ups for Love and Money, too. A cracking album. Some people mentioned Jude Cole. Start The Car is a wonderful recording and Tell The Truth is right up there. Ambrosia too. Amazing.

  155. Larry W

    December 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Ian Matthews ~ “Tigers Will Survive” & Deke Leonards “Iceberg” are two worth mentioning.

  156. joey dunlop

    December 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Anyone mentioned taste on the boards mc5 kick out the jams .Renaissance kings @ queens.Mott the hoople mask.groundhogs thank Christ for the bomb.lynard sknaryd first album.Dr john night tripper.atomic rooster.Edgar braughton band.

  157. Joe Whipple

    December 6, 2016 at 10:43 am

    “Johnny Winter….And” was a great album which was overshadowed by Led Zeppelin at the time & sadly is now all but forgotten.

  158. Randal

    December 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Some great choices here- my 2 cents would include Gypsy, double album circa 1971, and Canadian group Crowbar-Bad Manors. So much fun to listen to.Moby Grape 69 as well.

  159. Joe

    December 6, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Be Bop Deluxe – Futurama
    Wishbone Ash – Front Page News

  160. John Henfrey

    December 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    A couple of classics that flew under the radar.
    Wally, self titled first album. Cracking album
    Strife, Rush, excellent album

  161. steve

    December 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Camel – from a dry camel! slade – all!

  162. Wirehead

    December 7, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Have to agree with 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit. One of my 5 all time favorite albums and it is practically unknown. Also a thumbs up for Gypsy’s debut album from 1970. And one I don’t think has been mentioned is the only release from Mainhorse in 1971. Featured Patrick Moraz on keyboards and is one amazing prog rock monster.

  163. Wirehead

    December 7, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Have to agree with 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit. One of my 5 all time favorite albums and it is practically unknown. Also, 2 thumbs up for Gypsy’s debut album from 1970. And one I don’t think has been mentioned yet is the only release from Mainhorse in 1971. Featured Patrick Moraz on keyboards and is one amazing prog rock monster.

  164. Danny

    December 7, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Good to see the first Sinceros album here…. Worlds Apart should have been a HUGE hit!

  165. John David

    December 8, 2016 at 7:53 am

    California Bloodlines is the only piece of vinyl I ever wore out and had to replace (almost wore out Floyd’s Ummagumma).
    Great that someone remembers. Saw him play live about 15 years ago and still excellent.
    Have had Buckingham Nicks since day one, but it’s not top notch.
    Additions to the obscure underrated:
    Barry McGuire and the Doctor (THE best album you’ve never heard)
    Juicy Lucy (first album)
    Savoy Brown – Shake Down
    Blodwyn Pig – Ahead Rings Out (perhaps not underrated_
    Blodwyn Pig – Getting to This
    Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum (the first heavy metal album)
    Spirit – 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
    Fleetwood Mac – Kiln House
    Ten Years After – Shhhhh
    Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece (never got airplay)

  166. rickdog

    January 6, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Steve Miller album is crap except for ‘Journey From Eden’, not too impressed with other picks here.

  167. rickdog

    January 6, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Doll by Doll were so ominous that they’d freak out their main touring partners, like AC/DC, and often got the boot. They were freakishly threatening.

  168. Ed

    January 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Grin

  169. Kevin Murphy

    January 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I would add “Past, Present and Future” and “Modern Times” from Al Stewart. The lyrical content is amazing and this was the start of his progression that eventually produced his hit album Year of the Cat

  170. Earl Joy

    January 13, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Crawler-Crawler
    Crazy Horse-Crazy Horse
    Spirit-The 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
    Captain Beyond-Captain Beyond
    Fantasy-Paint A Picture
    The Zombies-Odessy and Oracle

  171. DAVE GILBERT

    January 13, 2017 at 11:19 am

    VOICE Capability brown prog rock at its best

  172. Dennis

    February 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Quartermass. A 3 piece group. Pete Robinson- Keyboards, John Gustafson-bass/vocals and Mick Underwood-drums. AWESOME group from 1970….extremely hard to understand why this group didn’t make it big worldwide.

  173. craig

    February 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Blue Oyster Cult debut album, sounds like it was recorded in their garage. Not so well known, great listen. Before The Kiss A Redcap, Last Days Of May, Transmaniacon MC, Etc……….

  174. Frits Hendrik Emmerik

    February 20, 2017 at 6:29 am

    And the most mysterious of all: Smith Perkins Smith. Their first album Smith Perkins Smith is wonderful but working on the second they disappeared for … ever.

  175. Andrea

    February 20, 2017 at 7:21 am

    For me
    Steamhammer. Mountain
    Amazing Blondel. Fantasia Lindum
    Rare Bird As your mind flies by

  176. Mister Pleasant

    February 22, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Someone up there mentioned former Fairporter Iain Matthews’ Valley Hi (produced by Mike Nesmith) – it’s very good and includes Seven Bridges Road before the Eagles got hold of it (indeed, did they hear this version and take it on?). But I think he topped it with Some Days You Eat the Bear…and Some Days the Bear Eats You which again includes a classic later taken on by Rod Stewart – I Don’t Wanna Talk About It.

  177. Albert ORY

    February 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Owning three out of the ten you chose is a rare pleasure ! Good reason to listen again, after quite a number of years…

  178. Albert ORY

    February 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Oops, sorry, I should have written “3 out of 20”..
    A quick search in my collection, and I ‘d add
    – Incredible String Band, The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
    – Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue
    – Tucker Zimmerman (no title)
    … without any other languages,which is sometimes too bad : some of you that can read French would perhaps be interested in 50 years old magazine “Rock & Folk”, with special numbers as “555 records, 1954 – 2014” (HS n° 30) – or the more recent issue on the same goal..

  179. Berry

    February 24, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Marc-Almond ‘To The Heart’

  180. Saul Evans

    February 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

    1. Colosseum – The Valentyne Suite (1969)
    2. IF – IF1 (1969 I think)
    3. Van Der Graaf Generator – “Still Life” (1976)
    4. Colosseum II – “Strange New Flesh” (!976)
    5. Deep Purple “Come Taste the Band” (!975)
    6. Tangerine Dream “Cyclone” (1978)
    7. Wishbone Ash “Argus” and their 1st album
    8. Focus – “Hamburger Concerto” (1974)
    9. Man – “Back into the Future” (1973)
    10. Return to Forever – “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy” (1973)

  181. Mark Schevling

    February 26, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Underrated picks
    1. 1971-John Prine-self titled
    2. 1973-B.W. Stevenson-Headin’ Home-
    3. 1973-Mark/Almond Band-self titled

  182. denis truby

    April 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Used to have Undisputed Truths first album on lp and have emailed many reissue companies to try to get it released on cd with no joy. The supremes cd sing Jimmy Webb came out on the first Supremes 70s box set on Hip o select but that is hard to come by now.

  183. Jindra Voboril

    April 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Quatermass – 1
    Blossom Toes – 1
    Steve Miller Band – 2
    Grateful Dead – 1
    Cockney Rebel – Psychomodo
    SAHB – Next
    Long John Baldry – Overnite Success
    Mothers Of Invention – Freak Out + Absolutely Free
    Fat Mattress – 1
    Dr. Hook an the Medicine Show – 1
    Kansas – Two For The Show
    White Trash – Road Work

  184. Steven Hudson

    April 4, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Sinceros — Yes i loved that album …..

    Atomic Rooster – Death walks behind you is definitely worthy of this list…

    Ultimate Spinach – S/T …….. My sister’s band

    Jellyfish – Spilt Milk — An underappreciated Classic…….

  185. ken

    April 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

    In Hearing of Atomic Rooster is great too – with “guest” vocalist Pete French… and how about Witness by Spooky Tooth? Nexus by Argent and the first albums by Atomic Rooster and Hard Meat? Is Babe Ruth’s first album (First Base) considered “prog. rock”? Alan Shacklock’s guitarwork on it is simply awesome! …check out the tracks King Kong, Black Dog, and Joker!!

  186. Dennis McMahon

    April 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    SPOOKY TOOTH…..Spooky Two is an AWESOME album. I STILL listen to it constantly on Pandora..Spooky Tooth Radio. One of my favorite all time albums. Spooky Two is an album before Mick Jones joined the group. WHAT A GROUP!

  187. Dennis McMahon

    April 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    QUARTERMASS…….Unbelievable album. Post War Saturday Echo has got to be one of the MOST awesome bluesy styled songs ever. The combination of the VOICE and KEYBOARDS is unbelievable. For a 3 piece group, they have got it!

  188. Dennis McMahon

    April 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    URIAH HEEP…..Salisbury Album is beyond words. The title track shows the versatility of the group. David Byron can’t be replaced as lead vocalist. Ken Hensley on Keyboards and backing vocals, guitar and vocals and Mick Box, guitar and backing vocals. They are a group that slipped through the fingers of the music world. They have a multitude of albums, that should be ranked up near the top of the list. I’m sorry; but the newer Uriah Heep can’t even hold a candle to the Heep from early 70s.

  189. Carol L

    November 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Someone already mentioned It’s A Beautiful Day’s self-titled album. David & Linda LaFlamme with vocalist Patty Santos.

    Renaissance – Turn of the Cards

  190. Michael Easterwood

    November 7, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Artful Dodgers self titled debut album,very underated

  191. d3enja

    December 27, 2018 at 5:09 am

    My guaranteed favorites:

    #1 Edgar Winter – Entrance
    #2 Peanut Butter Conspiracy- is Spreading
    #3 Mr. Flood’s Party
    #4 Zodiac – Cosmic Sounds

  192. d3enja

    December 27, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Blodwyn Pig – Getting to This

  193. DenE

    January 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Dwight Twilley Band. “Twilley Don’t Mind”

  194. Slick

    February 11, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I guess my impression of an underrated album is the album that is overlooked because the band continued to improve. I liked the first 2 Spooky Tooth albums before the band began to splinter. The Steve Miller Band with Lonnie Turner and Boz Scaggs was the best until they began leaving. Circus was a keeper for me along with the first 2 Chicago albums. Once Terry Kath passed away the sound wasn’t the same. Roy Buchannan stayed with his roots for me. It’s all personnel.

  195. emdee

    May 3, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Dan Fogelberg “Home Free”
    Pousette-Dart Band “Amnesia”
    Dan Zanes “Cool Down Time”
    Richard Thompson “Hand of Kindness”

  196. Wylie Sky

    May 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    These are some of my picks for those deserving of more recognition:
    Eric Andersen – Stages: The Lost Album
    Paul Simon – Hearts and Bones
    Cindy Bullens – Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth
    Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (Here’s to Life)
    Sarah Harmer – I’m a Mountain
    Don McLean – Homeless Brother

  197. Berlow

    May 8, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Joni Mitchell – Mingus (Joni’s tribute to Charlie Mingus featuring Jaco Pastorius)
    Martin Sexton – The American
    Emmylou Harris – The Ballad of Sally Rose (Emmy’s tribute to Gram Parsons)
    Ian Thomas – Long, Long Way
    The Boomers (Ian’s later band) – Art of Living
    The Weepies – Be My Thrill

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