Rolling Stone calls Nirvana's Nevermind the 17th Greatest Album of All-Time on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time. I can live with that. I was in college when that album came out, and I can remember many a party (I mean, gathering) with "Come As You Are" nice and loud on the stereo. I can definitely agree with all the Dylan and Beatles and Zeppelin filling up much of the top 100.
But there are 5 underrated albums I found---or maybe they're perfectly ranked, but I loved them so much I thought they desrved at least a few bumps up the rankings. They are, in no particular order (followed by the RS ranking #):
1) Paul's Boutique, Beastie Boys, #156 (cover image, above).
2) The Blue Album, Weezer #275.
3) Nothing's Shocking, Jane's Addiction #309.
4) Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair #328.
5) 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul #346.
* And the Highway Robbery Ranking of the List (Or, The Billy Corgan Must Have Really Pissed Off Jan Wenner Somehow Award) Goes to: Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins #360.