Album of the Year
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
If you only listen to one song: Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967) - Bossa Nova Medley
I don't have much to say about this album. The Beatles have a lot of good songs, and many of them are on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Like many of The Beatles' albums, it doesn't seem different or unique from other albums of the era... it seems incomparably beyond. It's like the difference between the best soccer player in your rec league this year and the feeling of falling in love: they're both perfectly delightful things, and it makes no sense to compare the two.
But also Jobim!
At this point, devotees of the OMAs might be thinking: Right... because obviously Sinatra.
To which I say: Okay, yes.... but also Jobim!
Antônio Carlos Jobim is an amazing songwriter, whom I've appreciated for a very long time. This album has been a favorite for years, and I even think I still have the CD somewhere.
The 1968 nominees for Album of the Year
- Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
- It Must Be Him, Vikki Carr
- My Cup Runneth Over, Ed Ames
- Ode to Billie Joe, Bobbie Gentry
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
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The current One Man Academy (OMA) project is listening to the Grammy's Album of the Year nominees and re-choosing winners, absent of historical context.
All previous OMA Album of the Year Winners