What 5 albums should be nominated for Best Album in 2009?

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    Dec 01, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    Since the Grammy's are ridiculously biased in favor of mainstream music.... what five albums do you think should be nominated for Best Album in 2009?

    Mine picks are, in no particular order:

    St. Vincent - "Actor"

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    "Actor Out of Work"
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ko0zdayjimg/01-st._vincent-actor_out_of_work.mp3

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    Sparklehorse - "Dark Night of The Soul"

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    "Jaykub"
    http://tapasntapas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Danger_Mouse_And_Sparklehorse-Jaykub_(feat_Jason_Lytle).mp3

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    Grizzly Bear - "Veckatimest"

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    "Cheerleader"
    http://sixeyesmedia.com/mp3/mixnvmbr30/05%20cheerleader.mp3

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    Bob Dlyan - "Together Through Life"

    COPY & PASTE UNDERLINED PORTION INTO BROWSER TO HEAR

    "Beyone Here Lies Nothing"
    http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/2/28/833945/01%20Beyond%20Here%20Lies%20Nothing.mp3

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    Monsters of Folk - "Monsters of Folk"

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    "Dear God"
    http://tympanogram.com/files/Monsters-Of-Folk-Dear-God-%28sincerely%20M.O.F.%29.mp3

    It was a damn good year for music.
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    Dec 02, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    I agree with Grizzly Bear. Loooooove that album.
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    Dec 02, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 02, 2009 5:55 AM GMT
    Definitely think Beyonce's "I Am...Sasha Fierce" has a shot along with U2, Green Day, The Black Eyed Peas, and Pink.
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    Dec 02, 2009 6:52 AM GMT
    great year for music, i agree.

    my [unbiased] nominees would be..



    Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

    "Countdown (Sick For The Big Sun)"
    http://www.acertainromance.com/files/06.12.09_ABD15/ABD15_03_Phoenix_Countdown.mp3


    Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    "My Girls"
    http://www.tsururadio.com/muzak/TSURURADIO-2009-Honourable/Animal%20Collective%20-%20My%20Girls.mp3


    Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

    "Daniel"
    http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/04-daniel.mp3


    Metric - Fantasies

    "Gimme Sympathy"
    http://www.minneapolisfuckingrocks.com/mp3/metric_gimmesympathy.mp3


    The XX - XX

    "Heart Skipped A Beat"
    http://radioexile.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/05-Heart-Skipped-A-Beat.mp3



    ...in no particular order...
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    Dec 02, 2009 7:35 AM GMT
    dp80 saidgreat year for music, i agree.

    my [unbiased] nominees would be..



    Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

    "Countdown (Sick For The Big Sun)"
    http://www.acertainromance.com/files/06.12.09_ABD15/ABD15_03_Phoenix_Countdown.mp3


    Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    "My Girls"
    http://www.tsururadio.com/muzak/TSURURADIO-2009-Honourable/Animal%20Collective%20-%20My%20Girls.mp3


    Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

    "Daniel"
    http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/04-daniel.mp3


    Metric - Fantasies

    "Gimme Sympathy"
    http://www.minneapolisfuckingrocks.com/mp3/metric_gimmesympathy.mp3


    The XX - XX

    "Heart Skipped A Beat"
    http://radioexile.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/05-Heart-Skipped-A-Beat.mp3



    ...in no particular order...


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    Dec 02, 2009 7:38 AM GMT
    AncolJ94 saidThe fame monster? The blueprint 3? I don't know... But there are not much good songs in 2009.


    Fame Monster, I really like, but lyrically it's not compelling enough for Album of the Year. Blueprint 3...only half of it was spectacular. Honestly, I feel Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon was better crafted. There was a TON of awesome music in 2009. It's just very little of it was mainstream or heard by the vast majority of consumers.
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    Dec 02, 2009 7:43 AM GMT
    syd_hockey_79 saidI agree with Grizzly Bear. Loooooove that album.


    have you heard Michael McDonald singing "While You Wait For The Others"? I've never heard him sound so awesome. If you haven't here's the link to get it!

    http://www.letssexyfighting.com/media/whileyouwait.mp3
  • vindog

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    Dec 02, 2009 8:20 AM GMT
    top o my head



    VibeSquaD-Joyful Noise
    Phish-Joy
    Fort Knox Five-Radio Free DC
    Mochipet-Master P on the Atari
    Beats Antique-Contraption EP
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    Dec 02, 2009 10:38 AM GMT
    Sonic Youth - Eternal
    Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
    Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    Muse - The Resistance
    Passion Pit - Manners
  • crls64

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    Dec 02, 2009 11:34 AM GMT
    "La Roux", La Roux
    "Yes", Pet Shop Boys
    "Walking on a Dream", Empire of the Sun
    "It's that Girl Again", Basia
    "It's Not Me, It's You", Lilly Allen
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    Dec 02, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
    Walking On a Dream is 2008. Still a good album though. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 02, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
    Fanfarlo- Reservoir
    Andrew Bird- Noble Beast
    Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Yeah Yeah Yeah's - It's Blitz
    WIlliam Fitzsimmons- the Sparrow and the Crow
  • jhill2456

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    Dec 02, 2009 12:06 PM GMT
    Beyonce- I Am....Sasha Fierce

    Jay Z- The Blueprint

    Black Eyed Peas- The E.N.D

    Lady Gaga-The Fame

    Drake- Sp Far Gone
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Dec 02, 2009 12:40 PM GMT
    So many good picks in this thread, Grizzly Bear, Kid Cudi, The xx, etc.

    I'll throw my support behind a couple, though they don't have a snowball's chance in hell. Great albums though.

    The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
    Atlas Sound - Logos
    Basement Jaxx - Scars
    The Temper Trap - Conditions
    Mos Def - The Ecstatic

    Honestly, none would get nominated, I don't even know how they choose the nominees. Was there another Herbie Hancock album this year?
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:02 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidThe Avett Brothers - I and Love and You


    Ah! How could I forget them? Scott and Seth are my desktop background! Ok, scratch Passion Pit from my previous list and replace with The Avett Brothers.
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    Ganymede80 said
    jlly_rnchr saidThe Avett Brothers - I and Love and You


    Ah! How could I forget them? Scott and Seth are my desktop background! Ok, scratch Passion Pit from my previous list and replace with The Avett Brothers.


    Oh, Passion Pit! Damn. Ok, well add Manners to my list.
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    Maxwell - BLACKsummers Night

    Kelly Clarkson -- All I Ever Wanted

    Pink - Funhouse

    Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel - (I am a huge Mariah fan, so I have to include her. She could take a shit on a cd and I would think it's a masterpiece!)

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    Dec 02, 2009 1:33 PM GMT
    danielryan saidMaxwell - BLACKsummers Night

    Kelly Clarkson -- All I Ever Wanted

    Pink - Funhouse

    Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel - (I am a huge Mariah fan, so I have to include her. She could take a shit on a cd and I would think it's a masterpiece!)


    MOAIA`s release date didn`t make the deadline for this year`s nomination. So only Obsessed would have a shot.icon_wink.gif

    I think a lot of you guys forgot that the album of the year category usually covers all the main music styles, so it would be like 1 rock, 1 pop, 1 country & 1 R&B,etc.
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    Dec 02, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
    Pearl Jam - Backspacer

    I can't think of any other albums that might be deserving.
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    Dec 02, 2009 2:17 PM GMT
    terryf said
    danielryan saidMaxwell - BLACKsummers Night

    Kelly Clarkson -- All I Ever Wanted

    Pink - Funhouse

    Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel - (I am a huge Mariah fan, so I have to include her. She could take a shit on a cd and I would think it's a masterpiece!)


    MOAIA`s release date didn`t make the deadline for this year`s nomination. So only Obsessed would have a shot.icon_wink.gif

    I think a lot of you guys forgot that the album of the year category usually covers all the main music styles, so it would be like 1 rock, 1 pop, 1 country & 1 R&B,etc.



    Oh yes! You're right. I do remember reading about that when they pushed back the release date! either way. The album is still pretty good. HATEU is possibly one of my all time favorite songs, ever!
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    Dec 02, 2009 2:23 PM GMT
    Mariah Carey- Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

    Lady Gaga- The Fame / The Fame Monster

    Kelly Clarkson- All I ever Wanted

    Paramore - Brand New Eyes

    Shakira - She Wolf


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  • bishop65

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    Dec 02, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    here are my pics:

    Doves: Kingdom of Rust
    Maxwell: BLACKsummer'snight
    Mos Def: The Estatic
    Depeche Mode: Sounds of the Universe
    Pet Shop Boys: Yes
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 02, 2009 2:46 PM GMT
    Regina Spektor's Far needs to be in there somewhere, too. There isn't a single song on that album that isn't either a joy to listen to or a real creative musical feat of awesomeness.
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    Dec 02, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    abm1985 said

    You have my heart with this...just fyi, lol



    Well... as the old indie saying goes..
    "The way to a man's Heart is through his Ear"
    haha