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The 1970s marked a groundbreaking decade in the world of comedy. The nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album are a remarkable – and side-splitting – illustration of that golden age. The best comedy albums of the 1970s come in many forms. Some of these Grammy-nominated 1970s albums showcase witty observations, while other hilarious acts combine music and stand-up. Many of the comedians behind these albums are considered among the best performers of all time.

What releases will you find on this 1970s comedy albums list? Long before Up in Smoke became the most iconic stoner film of all time, Cheech & Chong were cracking up comedy fans with their Grammy-nominated albums throughout the '70s. The hilarious duo, comprised of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, took home the trophy for their 1974 release, Los Cochinos. George Carlin also had several Grammy-nominated comedy albums in the decade.

The 1970s practically belonged to Richard Pryor. That N*****'s Crazy, …Is It Something I Said?, and Are You Serious??? were all nominated for Grammys. Other good Grammy-recognized albums of the '70s include Lily Tomlin's This Is A Recording and You Gotta Wash Your Ass by Redd Foxx.

Which of these best 1970s album nominees belongs at the top of this list? That's up to you to decide. Vote your favorite recordings up to number one by giving them a thumbs up.


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The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief
Nominated in 1976.
Cheech and Chong
Nominated in 1972.
Lemmings
Nominated in 1974.
Sports
Won in 1970.
A Wild and Crazy Guy
Won in 1979.
Berkeley Concert
Nominated in 1970.
On Stage
Nominated in 1979.
The Wizard of Comedy
Nominated in 1979.
An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo
Nominated in 1976.
Are You Serious???
Nominated in 1978.

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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-comedy-albums-of-the-1960s/ranker-comedy

Mel Brooks. Carl Reiner. Lenny Bruce. Bob Newhart. The nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in the 1960s are true legends. The best comedy albums of the 1960s take different approaches to making listeners laugh. Some Grammy-nominated comedians are observational comics, while other hilarious acts combine music and stand-up into their releases. Many of the comedians behind these Grammy-nominated 1960s albums also have their own popular stand-up specials.

What laugh-out-loud releases will you find on this 1960s comedy albums list? Throughout the decade, one comedian stood head and shoulders above the rest. Future sitcom star Bill Cosby won six consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album from 1965–1970. Flip Wilson was also a popular comedian during the decade.

Before winning an Academy Award for directing The Graduate, Mike Nichols won a Grammy, along with his comedy partner Elaine May, in 1962. Other good albums featured on this list include Mom Always Liked You Best by The Smothers Brothers and Lenny Bruce in Concert.

Which of the 1960s best comedy albums deserves the top spot on this list? Vote your favorite recordings a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one position, and get ready to laugh.


The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s,

An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Won in 1962.
Take-Offs and Put-Ons
Nominated in 1968.
A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.
Ready or Not, Here Comes Godfrey Cambridge
Nominated in 1965.
Hello Dummy!

Nominated in 1969.


Sick Humor
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.
The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!
Won for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
Funny Way to Make an Album
Nominated in 1967.
2,000 Year Old Man
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.

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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2010s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-alternative-albums-of-the-2010s/ranker-music

Solo albums and massive multi-instrumental bands, surprise comebacks and impressive follow-ups: the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in the 2010s have it all. This decade saw more vintage-inspired sounds influence artists, from the sunny pop stylings of Vampire Weekend to the bluesy guitar riffs of Alabama Shakes. The best alternative albums of the 2010s have something for every listener.

What LPs will you find on this 2010s alternative albums list? In the '10s, The Black Keys emerged as a favorite among the alternative rock community. The duo – comprised of guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney – took home the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2011 for their release, Brothers. Vampire Weekend is another good Grammy-nominated band from the 2010s.

The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album is typically dominated by men, but in 2015, St. Vincent won the trophy for her fiercely rocking self-titled release. Other great recordings featured on this roundup of Grammy-nominated 2010s albums include The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and The National's Trouble Will Find Me.

Which of the 2010s best alternative albums deserves the top spot on the list? Vote your favorite records up towards number one by giving them a thumbs up.


The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2010s,

Broken Bells
Nominated in 2011.
Brothers
Won in 2011.
The Suburbs
Nominated in 2011.
Infinite Arms
Nominated in 2011.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Won in 2012.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Nominated in 2013.
The Idler Wheel...
Nominated in 2013.
St. Vincent
Won in 2015.
Lazaretto
Nominated in 2015.
Sound & Color
Won in 2016.

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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-rap-albums-of-the-2000s/ranker-music

Jay-Z. Dr. Dre. Ludacris. You'll find these megastars and more on this list of nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in the 2000s. The best rap albums of the 2000s encompass a wide range of styles and beats, by artists at all levels of fame. Some of these rap artists have been performing for years, while other acts got a Grammy nomination for their very first release.

What Grammy-recognized LPs will you find on this 2000s rap albums list? Throughout the '00s, the Best Rap Album Grammy category was dominated by Kanye West. He took home the trophy three times in the decade for his releases Graduation, Late Registration, and The College Dropout. Outkast was another popular rap group with fans in the 2000s.

Missy Elliot's funky rap verses were appreciated by Grammy voters as she was nominated multiple times in the '00s. Other good recordings featured among these Grammy-nominated 2000s albums include The Eminem Show by Eminem and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III.

It's up to you to decide which of these best 2000s album nominees deserves the top spot on the list. Vote your favorites up towards number one by giving them a thumbs up.


The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s,

In My Mind
Nominated in 2007.
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Won in 2004.
The Blueprint
Nominated in 2002.
The College Dropout
Won in 2005.
The Cookbook
Nominated in 2006.
The Marshall Mathers LP
Won in 2001.
To the 5 Boroughs
Nominated in 2005.
Phrenology
Nominated in 2004.
I Am...
Nominated in 2000.
Tha Carter III
Won in 2009.

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<![CDATA[Rock Stars Who Shockingly Ended Up in LA - And Love It]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/musicians-you-dont-expect-to-live-in-los-angeles/daniel-kohn

Los Angeles may be the hub for all things entertainment and music-wise, but not every rocker, rapper, and artist flocks to the City of Angels. The city has gotten a bad rap over the years by many musicians who complain about the superficial nature of Los Angeles, but it turns out that's a vocal minority. 

At minimum, some musicians give the city a test drive, like Kurt Cobain in the early '90s, before he eventually returned to Seattle. The musicians on this list are current residents of Los Angeles as of 2016. Rockers like Jim James and Gary Clark Jr. recently made the move west, while Brits Morrissey and Robbie Williams came seeking the tranquility L.A. offers.

No matter how you look at it, Los Angeles has been, and always will be, a major attraction for aspiring and established musicians. Perhaps even more important than New York City or Nashville, LA has the glitz and glamor of Sunset Strip, along with rustic canyon overtones that define its rock sound; the gang-ridden streets and racial inequality that inspire the grit and funk of its hip hop; and the liquor-soaked nightclubs and drug-stocked streets that fuel the nastiness in its dance music. This (and the weather, obviously) are probably the main reasons why musicians head west.


Rock Stars Who Shockingly Ended Up in LA - And Love It,

Adele

While many associate Grammy-winning and gazillion-copies-sold singer Adele with her native London, in the spring of 2016, she moved to Beverly Hills, buying a near-$10 million estate. Her pad is in the gated community of  Hidden Valley, near superstars Jennifer Lawrence and Zoe Saldana.


Jim James

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has popped up around town a bunch in 2016, which owes to his recent migration to the northeast side of the city. He's performed with M. Ward and Conor Oberst at the Hollywood Bowl, in a mini-Monsters of Folk reunion, and even popped up at the much more intimate Bootleg Theater. How this will affect MMJ remains to be seen, but it will be cool to hear how Los Angeles influence James.


Lucinda Williams

Louisiana native Lucinda Williams first moved to Los Angeles in 1984, left the city at the end of the '80s, and moved back in 2002. Since her return, she has been a fixture of the LA music scene. Several times a year, she'll pop up at local venues like the Troubadour, the Echo, and even in Orange County, either to stay sharp or to show off new material. 


M83

Though it shouldn't come as a surprise to his fans, especially since "Midnight City" was inspired by a view of the Los Angeles skyline, French artist Anthony Gonzales, known more commonly as M83, has lived quietly in Silver Lake since 2011


Moby

The bespectacled DJ, known for his long-standing association with New York City, moved to Los Angeles in 2014, citing frustration with the over-gentrification of NYC, and the way in which this extreme influx of wealth has impacted his ability to make meaningful art. Since arriving in LA, Moby opened a vegan restaurant in Silver Lake, proving his assimilation to the city has been seamless.


Morrissey

Following the break up of The Smiths, the Moz father sought refuge in Los Angeles. He's been living the city for a few decades, and though he also has residences in other cities, Morrissey is frequently seen around LA.  He also had an epic night out with Oasis mastermind Noel Gallagher and comedian Russell Brand in the City of Angels.


Neil Young

This one is tricky, given that Young made his name living in the Topanga Canyon hills. However, for the better part of the past three decades, the Godfather of Grunge had made his home up in Northern California. In early 2016, Young quietly relocated back to the greater LA area when he bought his girlfriend Daryl Hannah's home in Malibu.

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Thom Yorke

Around the time of the formation of Atoms For Peace, Thom Yorke hunkered down in Los Angeles and became a fan of the local beat scene, in particular Flying Lotus and the rest of the Brainfeeder crew. You can hear their influence in Atoms For Peace. Additionally, Yorke has been spotted dining and hanging out in the greater Silver Lake area, a neighborhood to which his Atoms for Peace band mate Flea has deep ties


Ty Segall

Ty Segall grew up in Orange County, but he made his name with a brand of scuzzy lo-fi rawk associated with San Francisco, where Segall lived in his early 20s. When Bay Area rent and cost of living skyrocketed in the mid-2010s, and housing became a serious political issue, Segall headed south to Los Angeles for more space and more affordable living.


Gary Clark, Jr.

Just before he finished recording his sophomore album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, Gary Clark Jr. and then-fiancé (now wife) Nicole Trunfio left Austin to put down roots in the City of Angels. Clark has been sporadically spotted roaming around town, but he tours so much these sightings are few and far between. With a young son and a rigorous tour schedule, it will be interesting to hear how the city's diverse sound effects his whiskey-soaked blues when it comes time to record his third LP. 



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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-r-and-b-albums-of-the-1990s/ranker-music

In 1995, Boyz II Men became the first artists to win the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. They took home the trophy for II, the album anchored by the number-one singles "On Bended Knee" and "I'll Make Love to You." But the talented group is just one of the many superstar nominees and winners of this award throughout the '90s. These Grammy-nominated 1990s albums represent some of the best R&B recordings ever.

What LPs will you find on this list of the best R&B albums of the 1990s? Lauryn Hill took home the trophy in 1999 for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Critics and fans alike were blown away by the artist's meditations on love, motherhood, and femininity, and the album is widely regarded as one of the best albums of all time. Neo soul acts like Erykah Badu, Maxwell, and D'Angelo were also frequently nominated for the Best R&B Album Grammy.

Barry White, and his iconic baritone voice, was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 for The Icon Is Love. Other great recordings featured on this 1990s R&B albums list include Luther Vandross' Songs and CrazySexyCool by TLC.

Do you have a favorite R&B album from the '90s? Give the best Grammy nominees a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list.


The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s,

A Rose Is Still a Rose

Nominated in 1999.


Baduizm
Won in 1998.
Share My World
Nominated in 1998.
The Gold Experience
Nominated in 1996.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Won in 1999.


Brown Sugar
Nominated in 1996.
Words
Won in 1997.
I'm Ready
Nominated in 1995.
Crazy Sexy Cool
Won in 1996.
II
Won in 1995.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-artists-of-the-_90s
Take a big whiff- "mmmbop", it smells like the '90s in here! An incredibly eclectic decade for music, the 1990s saw the rise in popularity of new genres and sounds never heard before (and rarely heard better). Bands of the '90s created a unique sound and catchy lyrics in a way that captured the enthusiasm and disillusionment of the era. The '90s bands and solo artists that populate this list cover all musical categories.

From the East Coast/West Coast rap wars, to the grunge era, to low-fi garage rock, to '90s rock bands, the Lilith Fair sound, and the teen pop takeover - 1990s music was rich with experimentation and style. Where else but in the MTV in your head can you find top artists like Nirvana, Wu-Tang Clan, No Doubt, A Tribe Called Quest, Oasis, Bikini Kill and Britney Spears in one place? Whether you were a fan of 90s alternative bands like Blind Melon, you were more dark and brooding and loved grunge music, or you couldn't get enough of popular, mainstream pop like the Backstreet Boys, take a moment now and give some of your favorite '90s music artists some love! 

Vote-Up your favorite '90s artists and make sure to add any of your favorites that we left out!  
The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s,

Alice in Chains
See The Best Alice in Chains Songs
Foo Fighters
See The Best Foo Fighters Songs
Green Day
See The Best Green Day Songs


Pearl Jam
See The Best Pearl Jam Song
Radiohead
See The Best Radiohead Songs
Red Hot Chili Peppers
See The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs
R.E.M.
See The Best R.E.M. Songs
Soundgarden
See The Best Soundgarden Songs
The Smashing Pumpkins
See The Best The Smashing Pumpkins Songs
Nirvana
See The Best Nirvana Songs

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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-rock-albums-of-the-2000s/ranker-music

What do Bruce Springsteen, Hoobastank, and U2 have in common? They are all among the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in the 2000s. As you can tell, it's a wide-ranging category. Some of the best rock albums of the 2000s champion a classic rock 'n' roll feel, with wailing guitars and thumping bass lines to match. But many of these best 2000s album nominees incorporate pop stylings and punk swagger into their tracks. When it comes to deciding the very best Grammy-nominated rock album of the decade, there's no one right answer.

What LPs will you find on this list of Grammy-nominated 2000s albums? The Foo Fighters were nominated for Grammys several times during this span. They took home the trophy in 2001 for There Is Nothing Left to Lose, in 2004 for One by One, and in 2008 for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. The Red Hot Chili Peppers also earned multiple Grammy nominations in the decade.

One of the most notable Grammy-nominated rock albums of the 2000s – or any era – has to be Bruce Springsteen's tribute to America's resilience, The Rising. Other good releases on this roundup of rock releases include Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs and Rage Against the Machine's The Battle of Los Angeles.

Which Grammy nominee should take the number-one spot on this 2000s rock albums list? Vote your favorites to the top by giving them a thumbs up.


The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s,

Broken Boy Soldiers
Nominated in 2007.
Return of Saturn
Nominated in 2001.
When I Was Cruel
Nominated in 2003.
Californication
Nominated in 2000.
Echo
Nominated in 2000.
The Delivery Man
Nominated in 2005.
Sky Blue Sky
Nominated in 2008.
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Won in 2008.
Gold
Nominated in 2002.
American Idiot
Won in 2005.

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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-rap-albums-of-the-1990s/ranker-music

Believe it or not, the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album wasn't presented until 1996. That's the year that trio Naughty by Nature took home the first-ever trophy in the category, winning the prize for their chart-topping album Poverty's Paradise. The Recording Academy had been slow to recognize the quickly growing genre, but voters seemed eager to make up for lost time. The rest of that decade saw the Grammys recognizing nominees and winners including Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott, and Wu-Tang Clan.

What LPs will you find on this list of the best rap albums of the 1990s? The decade was seemingly all about Biggie and Tupac. Shockingly, neither iconic artist ever took home the trophy although they were both nominated on several occasions. Later in the decade, Jay-Z emerged as a favorite among fans and Grammy voters.

A Tribe Called Quest was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album twice in the 1990s, for The Love Movement and Beats, Rhymes and Life. Other great recordings featured on this list of Grammy-nominated 1990s albums include Missy Elliott's Supa Dupa Fly and Mr. Smith by LL Cool J.

Which Grammy nominee do you think should top this 1990s rap albums list? Give your favorite records a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot.


The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 1990s,

Beats, Rhymes and Life
Nominated in 1997.
E. 1999 Eternal
Nominated in 1996.
Me Against the World
Nominated in 1996.
Supa Dupa Fly
Nominated in 1998.
The Love Movement
Nominated in 1999.
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Won in 1999.
Gangsta's Paradise
Nominated in 1997.
All Eyez on Me
Nominated in 1997.
Life After Death
Nominated in 1998.
Wu-Tang Forever
Nominated in 1998.

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<![CDATA[The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grammy-nominated-rap-albums-of-the-2010s/ranker-music

The 2010s saw the entrance of bold new voices onto the rap scene. From thought-provoking concept albums to surprising self-released hits, the Grammy nominees and winners of Best Rap Album during this decade have it all. There's no denying that the best rap albums of the 2010s encompass a wide range of sounds and styles. But determining the very best among these Grammy-recognized records? That's up to you.

What LPs will you find on this 2010s rap albums list? Eminem took home back-to-back Grammys in 2010 and 2011 for his releases Relapse and Rehab. He won again later in the decade for his 2015 album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Drake was also popular with rap fans and Grammy voters throughout the '10s.

In 2012, Kanye West was double-nominated for Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his Jay-Z collaboration, Watch the Throne. Other good recordings featured on this list of Grammy-nominated 2010s albums include Nas' Life Is Good and To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar.

It's time to pick your favorites among the 2010s best rap albums. Vote the records you think are best up to the top of the list by giving them a thumbs up.


The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s,

Relapse
Won in 2010.
Universal Mind Control
Nominated in 2010.
The Blueprint 3
Nominated in 2011.
Lasers
Nominated in 2012.
R.O.O.T.S.
Nominated in 2010.
Nothing Was the Same
Nominated in 2014.
Yeezus
Nominated in 2014.
The Pinkprint

Nominated in 2016.


To Pimp a Butterfly

Won in 2016.


Blacc Hollywood
Nominated in 2015.

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