A solid and independent genre that the Academy hasn’t actually taken seriously as this field should have definitely been expanded already with at least a songwriter’s award.
Best Alternative Music Album: The alternative album of the year is definitely Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires of the City) a masterpiece that can’t possibly be snubbed. Another critical success and emerging band is The National (Trouble Will Find Me). The other sure bet is Phoenix (Bankrupt!). Other possibilities in order of likelihood include: Tame Impala (Lonerism), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Mosquito), The Neighbourhood (I Love You), Atoms for Peace (Amok), Portugal. The Man (Evil Friends), Franz Ferdinand (Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action) and Lana del Rey (Paradise)