Shut the front door. While I don’t put much faith in the Grammys or the way our culture has made the music industry more like high school with the popluar kids getting all the attention, it still is really freakin sweet that these boys got a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album. The National’s Trouble Will Find Me is amazing.
Also worth noting is Neko Case’s Grammy nomination. This is her second nomination, Middle Cyclone was nominated two years ago. Her new album is absolutely beautiful and terribly haunting.
At the end of the day, what makes a song or an album great, isn’t the content or production as much as it is the way we interact with the music. Not everyone loves The National or Neko Case or Frightened Rabbit or The Helio Sequence. But their albums are significant in the world because they are important to me.
Songs bring us to tears. We get goose bumps. Our head stops still at the perfect phrase or chorus. This is why we love music.