Grammys 2014 - Shortlist - Album of the Year
Album of the Year is the biggest prize in the music world, so even just being nominated is one the greatest honors. Being on the shortlist is a treasure. Hell, having a Grammy voter even consider nominating your album is a win, so actually being one of the lucky five is incredible.
The Rest Of My Shortlist
I think Jay Z’s latest isn’t worthy of AOTY, and Kanye’s was too obscure and dark to be actually considered. Taylor probably gets a nomination because…well…she’s Taylor Swift. Justin, Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are obvious choices for a run at the top trophy.