2008 GRAMMY PICKS
It's the 50th anniversary of the Grammys, and here's who we're hoping will have a truly golden night when the awards are held Feb. 10 (CBS, 8 p.m. ET).
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Let's start with the most surprising omission in this category: Bruce Springsteen's Magic
, which seemed to be not only a lock for a nomination but a good bet to win. The Boss' loss was surely the Foo Fighters' gain with the rock vote, but Dave Grohl and crew feel like pretenders here. Country vet Gill, with his four-disc opus, and jazz great Hancock, with his Joni Mitchell tribute, were impressive. But they represent old-school Grammy thinking. So it comes down to the new guard: West and Winehouse. We'd be happy to see either win—and with his third album of the year nod, West is certainly due—but no disc had more sheer impact in 2007 than Back to Black.
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
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