Question by The Glorious S.O.B.: Who will win the Grammy 4 Best Alternative Music Album?
Here are the nominees:
“Alright, Still…” Lily Allen
“Neon Bible” The Arcade Fire
“Wincing the Night Away” The Shins
“Icky Thump” The White Stripes
After the American Music Awards had Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, & Nickelback as their “alternative rock” nominees, I thought that the Recording Academy wood have a better perception of alternative rock. Apparently, it’s only their great-grandchildren that listen to KEXP or WOXY (alternative/indie rock stations online). & my sister has gotten me listening 2 a whole lot of this stuff. Ex: Laura Veirs, Minus the Bear, Stars, Sea & Cake, Yo La Tengo, etc. But I wood assume that those guys are just “too indie,” as in they don’t even sell gold albums (if not platinum). Okay, let’s c. Well, three of the artists happen to be on major record labels (That’s y there’s no “Best Independent Rock” category.] Only The Shins r on the Sub Pop label & Arcade Fire’s on Merge Records. I’m running out of space, so I’ll choose The Shins.
1 other thing I wanted 2 include that I hope that Lily Allen doesn’t win (although that may seem unlikely). After listening to Laura Veirs, Rilo Kiley, and Charlotte Martin, I don’t want alternative rock 2 b represented on the Grammys by a singer that is played on a station called Kelly 95.3 (in Bakersfield) & trashes Amy Winehouse (whose music is ok but I’m not really that much of a fan).
Answer by mst1234
From my personal opinion i’d say the Shins album! love them.. but i don’t know about what the general public thinks.
if i had to rate them in order though I think it’d be..
1) the shins
3) lily allen
4) arcade fire
5) white stripes
I dont personally think the white stripes deserve it. but, hey…
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