Most Underrated Masterpieces

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  • 1. Dolmen Music-Meredith Monk (1981)
  • 2. Lullaby Land-Vampire Rodents (1993)
  • 3. Not Available-Residents (1978)
  • 4. Hosianna Mantra-Popol Vuh (1973)
  • 5. Parable of Arable Land-Red Crayola (1967)
  • 6. Twin Infinitives-Royal Trux (1990)
  • 7. Lorca-Tim Buckley (1970)
  • 8. Saxophone Improvisations, Series F-Anthony Braxton (1972)
  • 9. The Ascension-Glenn Branca (1981)
  • 10. Desertshore-Nico (1970)
  • 11. Faust-Faust (1971)
  • 12. Spiritual Unity-Albert Ayler (1964)
  • 13. Rock Bottom-Robert Wyatt (1974)
  • 14. Irrlicht-Klaus Schulze (1972)
  • 15. Third-Soft Machine (1970)
  • 16. A Rainbow In Curved Air-Terry Riley (1968)
  • 17. Yerself Is Steam-Mercury Rev (1991)
  • 18. Unit Structures-Cecil Taylor (1966)
  • 19. Y-Pop Group (1979)
  • 20. Ascension-John Coltrane (1965)
  • 21. Les Stances A Sophie-Art Ensemble of Chicago (1970)
  • 22. Remnants of a Deeper Purity-Black Tape For A Blue Girl (1996)
Author Comments: 

There a few ways an album can be placed on this list.

1) I find it grossly underrated in general.

2) Or, I find it so undeservingly unknown that it isn't noticed enough to be rated highly in general.

3) Or, it can be an unfortunate combination of both.

I assess the rankings based on the differential between the above requisites and how highly I rank the album.

Feel free to make any recommendations as you see fit.