And The Nominees Are (PLUG)
MS: Album of the Year:
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Merge)
Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin (Sub Pop)
Battles - Mirrored (Warp)
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing)
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
Justice - † (Downtown / Vice / Ed Banger)
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
Panda Bear - Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)
Radiohead - In Rainbows (self-released)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
The National - Boxer (Beggars Banquet)
Amy Winehouse's beehive checked for drugs (NME)
MS: Usually the location of choice for storing naughty substances is inside a bra, down some pants, or inside your shoe, maybe (we've heard).
Foo Fighters singer moved by Nirvana home video (NME)
MS: "I watched this thing on YouTube of Kurt's home movies. He's hanging around with his family in a park, sitting by this stream as these little girls run around. And it broke my heart, because I knew when that was, and I knew that he wasn't necessarily happy at the time."
The Hold Steady, Art Brut and 1990s at The Granada (The Pitch)
MS: Like the drive from Minneapolis to Seattle. A three day power drive, gets kind of weird out there, no phone reception. You are out in the middle of nowhere. You have to stop and get food at a casino ... It's like 3 in the afternoon and there are four people there. Everyone walks in their pajamas and people have never heard our accents and have never met anyone from Europe before.