10 Perfect Albums That Never Went Platinum

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Britney, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, even Vanilla Ice. We're used to mass-produced, mass-marketed pop music dominating record sales and stacking up platinum certifications in the process, but happily, there are a also a lot of great albums that do reach the million unit sold mark. Classic albums like Nirvana's Bleach and Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP have gone platinum, but there are, nonetheless, so many incredible records that have not got the recognition in terms of sales that they truly deserve. We're not just talking abour underground albums that a few heads think are great, but real, genuine greats—albums that could not be improved upon in any possible way.

Here are 10 perfect albums that never went platinum.

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  • gbv

    Madvillainy!!!!

  • Brandon Kaplan

    ‘Discovery’ never went platinum…shame.

  • Chris

    Amazing list

  • Chris

    The Suburbs came out in 2010 not 2004……

  • P

    Great list. Tremendously happy to see Black on Both Sides on there.

  • JE

    Suburbs went platinum in the UK, far better appreciation of music here!

  • alex

    Exactly why they stated so.

  • Guest

    actually buddy, they realized mistake and changed it earlier.

  • Chris

    Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
    Year Released: 2004

  • Matthew Almont

    A few of these went gold, so it’s not all bad.

  • Moses Ssebandeke Mutant

    You only need to sale 300,000 here to go platinum

  • Pew

    I’m afraid I’ve lost faith in Daft Punk since my sound production lecturer showed me this http://www.image-line.com/documents/news.php?entry_id=1299113046 I can still enjoy their music, but I’ll always doubt their originality.

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    Unfortunately showbiz is a popularity contest instead of a talent show. Even if the album is great and it goes platinum, the quality of the album is only a part of the reason it sold so well. How hot you are as an entertainer and how good you are as an artist are two entirely separate issues altogether.

  • http://www.pigeonsandplanes.com/ Constant Gardner

    yehyeh we corrected, thx for spotting it.

  • http://www.pigeonsandplanes.com/ Constant Gardner

    yehyeh we corrected, thx for spotting it.

  • Wayne Jackson II

    awesome list, all of these artists deserve fame and fortune. i would say funeral over the suburbs though.

  • http://barsandtone.bandcamp.com/ Sean Blake

    In an Airplane Over the Sea really is a great album.