Grahammy Nominees for Album of the Year

It is finally the time of year for the biggest awards in music The Grahammy's! This week nominees for Album of the Year are announced with the winner chosen next week in addition to the winners for other categories as well. Take a listen to these great albums and maybe your favorite will be chosen for Album of The Year.

I've complied the best track from each of the nominated albums into a playlist, as well as the entire album for each band. These albums were chosen for the quality of the entire album from beginning to end so I highly recommend listening to the entire album if you enjoy any of the tracks in the playlist below.  Also remember to hit the Subscribe button above if you haven't already to get an email reminder when the winner is announced next week!


Brand New - Science Fiction

Best Track - Desert

This long awaited album the band's first since 2009 definitely delivered. It brought back the heavy tones and angst the band is known for without while still managing to be a distinct and evolved piece of their catalog. 

Could never be heaven without you
— Could Never Be Heaven

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Lorde - Melodrama

Best Track - Liability

This album really shows an evolution and development from Lorde's previous albums. The theme throughout the album inspired by the breakup with her longtime boyfriend. The album has a heavy sense of solitude that carries with both the melodies and lyrics. It explores feelings of lonliness that can be felt even while with company.

But my hips have missed your hips
So, let’s get to know the kicks
Will you sway with me?
Go astray with me?
— Sober


Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Best Track - Real Death

This album is definitely not for someone who is trying to have their music cheer them up. Written about the slow death of his wife from cancer and his attempts to raise their child on his own and move on is absolutely heartbreaking. The amount of empathy this album evokes and its ability to transform your day really showcases the impact can have on a person.

You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known deep down would not include you
— Real Death


Cigarettes After Sex - self titled

Best Track - Apocalypse

Don't let the less than exciting album cover fool you, this album is absolutely worth your time. The sultry tones and relaxing tempo are great whether you are reading a book or closing your eyes to listen intently. At the same time the fun and catchy lyrics can be perfect for singing along in the car.

It’s so sweet, knowing that you love me
Though we don’t need to say it to each other, sweet
Knowing that I love you, and running my fingers through your hair
It’s so sweet
— Sweet


Dude York - Sincerely

Best Track - Twin Moons

Definitely one of the most fun albums of the year with each song having a special punch to it. The upbeat edge that the album has will put you in a great mood to take on the day. I also am lucky enough to confirm that this band is even better live as they amplify the fun of the album with humor and antics on stage. 

Like I can hardly wait for my heartbreak
Yeah, I just keep on acting like he won’t ever find out
Like he don’t already know
— Love Is


Portugal. The Man - Woodstock

Best Track - Feel it still

This is one band where you have no idea whatsoever what to expect from each new album. Each album stands alone as its own art piece with unique flavor and style. This album is no exception as it brings the quality and suprise that you have come to expect from this band. 

Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous
— Rich Friends


Sorority Noise - You're Not As _____ As You Think

Best Track - A Portrait Of

This Emo album really has a sense of purpose to it, each song has it's own perspective. Each track builds into a narrative as it examines the relationships between people and the effect they have on each other. Many of the songs delve into how a person can help another with their attention and affection or hurt them with their neglect.  

You said, ‘I’m sorry, why do I feel so alone?’
I said, ‘I’m sorry, is there anything that I can do?’
You said, ‘Care about me like you used to.’
— Car

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