Album of the Year
Beck, Morning Phase
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl
The Experts Say
Eric Church: This is an incredibly strong category. I like Ed Sheeran's record, but I'm going to go with Beck's Morning Phase, for the mood of it, and the uniqueness and the consistent vibe.
Charli XCX: Sam Smith has got this. His record is so universal, and I think he really deserves to be recognized for it — it's so classic, but it's also pop. I love Beyoncé too, though.
Patrick Carney: I'm picking Beck. I've been a Beck fan since high school. I probably saw the Odelay tour three or four times.
Vegas Odds Favor
Who Should Win
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