a few thoughts:
- it is sad to think Coldplay is good enough for that many nominations for a average, slightly better than mediocre album.
- at least Radiohead is up for album of year. When Coldplay beats them it will be a travesty to think of the mediocre little brother beating the superior big brother because he makes pablum that is acceptable to the masses while the older brother makes art.
- Best Rap Album is a better cross section of excellent Rap albums than Best Rock Album is. I mean, Best Rock Album has no excellent entries (Kid Rock?). None of these will be on any critic's list of best albums of the year.
- Record of the Year and Song of the Year are pathetic.