Not that I care too much about award shows but I found this a bit odd.
Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
The Flaming Lips
[Warner Bros. Records]
Hail To The Thief
[Fat Cat/MCA Records]
The White Stripes
Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Now I own the first 3 CDs listed and can not understand how Fight Test - The Flaming Lips is considered an “Album”. Was the Alternative Album category that scarce that they needed to fill the ballot?
I am not saying anything bad about the EP (hey I like it) but the CD consists of two (2) songs off their Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots album (one which is remixed), three (3) cover song (Kylie Monogue, Radiohead and Beck) and only two (2) new/original songs. The CD is marketed and sold as an EP.
Has this been done before? For some reason it seems like a waste of a nomination. There had to be at least one other album out there that could have been nominated instead.
It seems that the Flaming Lips Official Website is a bit confused as well. Is the “Hail to the Lips” remark an endorsement to Radiohead? Or perhaps a playful jab a the irony that Radiohead might lose out to their own song (Knives Out -Amnesiac)? Hmmm?
Here is the link: