@ MrLeonix - the award for the most misdirected and irrational outburst goes to you. You've essentially answered the question perfectly nicely below but for some reason, you've felt it necessary to make sarcastic remarks alongside this. There's no need - jjeffs asked a perfectly valid question, after having 4-5 different people remark about a different album being overrated.
MrLeonix wrote:I think everyone would have a different way to meassure it. I don't think it has to do with accolades or metacritic scores tho.
For example Xtina's "Stripped" got a mediocre score of 55/100 on metacritic and no one says that album is underrated, at the end it got the success it deserved, it scored hits and builded a legacy for her career. The metacritic score didn't play a part on how public perceived it.
On the other hand, there's Madonna's "Music" album which was raved and acclaimed by critics with a great 80/100 score and made many critics year's best lists yet I still think its underrated as I've perceived it tends to be overshadowed by the previous "Ray of light" era which makes "Music" a bit overlooked into my eyes, but thats just me and my way of thinking, other people can think and see it differently.