55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees: Best Alternative Music Album Actually Worth Caring About?

Tom Waits vs M83 vs Gotye – three actually good albums in contention for Best Alternative Music Album at this year’s Grammy’s (no disresprect intended to Fiona Apple or Björk, I simply haven’t gotten around to giving their albums a proper listen yet). I can’t decide who to barrack for most.

Gotye, of course, being Australian, is a sentimental favourite. Loved Somebody That I Used to Know as track, but the rest of the album was not quite so good.

M83 – absolutely awesome act who have produced some of my favourite albums (Digital Shades, Vol. 1 and Saturdays=Youth being two of my all-time favourites).

Tom Waits. What can be said about Mr Waits that hasn’t already been said a million times before: genius, legend, innovator, fearless, brilliant. He is arguably the most interesting artist working in music today and is probably more deserving of praise and accolades than 99.9% of the “artists” around now. Plus, his’ll definitely be the most interesting speech on the night should he win.

Check out the full list of 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees here.

16. Best Alternative Music Album

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Fiona Apple
[Epic/Clean Slate]


[One Little Indian / Nonesuch]

Making Mirrors

[Universal Republic]

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.


Bad As Me

Tom Waits
[Anti Records]
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  1. dre

     /  December 14, 2012

    I just listened to all the Alternative Albums. Waits blows the others away.



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