Before hearing a single note, it's fairly obvious 1970's nominees are better than 1969's. This is a relief.


Playlist(s) of music in this post: Spotify


It's officially the 70s! Will The Beatles keep on being The Beatles? What will happen to Johnny Cash in his first and only Album of the Year nomination? Will Blood, Sweat & Tears or Crosby, Stills & Nash impress with their respective self-titled albums?

You'll have about ten days to listen to the nominees and make your own decisions before the official reveal.


The 1970 nominees for Album of the Year

  • Abbey Road, The Beatles
  • The Age of Aquarius, The 5th Dimension
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • At San Quentin, Johnny Cash

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.