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Each year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awards a Grammy for the Best Recording Package, an honor granted to the art director of the best album design. This year's nominations are a widespread panel of old and new artists and art directors. From detailed illustrations and precise graphic design to vintage photography and even sculpture, this year's roundup of album art is an impressive list, and the competition is stiff.

The five nominees for the Best Recording Package this year are Automatic Music Can Be FunLong Night MoonMagna Carta...Holy GrailMetallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture), and The Next Day. We went through and ranked them, with #1 being what we think should win the Grammy. The Grammys air this Sunday, January 26.

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Ranking the Five Grammy Award Nominees for Best Album Art

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