Regardless of what your favorite Outkast record is, Stankonia is a great fucking album. You know why it's great? The same reason all of Outkast's music is great: because it's so original. So lo and behold the irony that they lost for Best Album to a record that featured no original compositions. The O Brother soundtrack is impressive, sure, because T. Bone Burnett holds it down and the Coen Brothers made the music from the soundtrack a major part of the film, but this is yet another classic example of the Grammys looking backwards instead of looking forward. Like, 1930s-revivalist, backward.
Outkast loses to the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack for Album of the Year