The band lost the Best Alternative Album category to the Black Keys' Brothers. Weird and ironic they lost that category but won Best Album of the Year? Weird and very, very cool. Of all the bands that evening, it was nice (for once) to be surprised to not see Eminem or Gaga take the trophy. Perhaps not Arcade's best album compared to 2004's Funeral or 2007's Neon Bible, but it was solid and well-regarded. I was excited to see the powers behind the Grammy Awards finally recognizing independent/alternative music instead of giving all the accolades to the most glorified country or pop bullshit.
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