The world of Rock turned up and turned out a strong batch of excellent albums in 2019, hitting hard and exploring new spaces. The 5 nominees at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards for Best Rock Album, show an intense and diverse collection, breaking new ground and honoring old sounds, all in another giant year for the genre.
Anyone that questions the health of Rock music simply isn’t listening, as these 5 albums show artists at the top of their game, fearlessly stepping out of line and smiling with unflinching swagger. They defy barriers, contort ideals, and drip with passion from every note – they are the 2020 GRAMMY Awards nominees for Best Rock Album.
Who do you think should win this year? The time has come to make your voice heard and vote for your favorite before the awards go down on Sunday January 26 at 8PM ET on CBS.
You can cast your vote below, but first a refresher on this year’s nominees.
Bring Me The Horizon – amo
BMTH burst into a new era with amo, burning down every notion of genre and winking at those that disagree. The band expanded their sound to maximum potential, incorporating anything and everything that felt right, delivering some of the most affecting and aggressive moments of the year.
The Cranberries - In The End
Released after the death of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, the final album from The Cranberries is bittersweet, able to swim in the sadness and deliver a proper goodbye to one of the most iconic voices in Rock.
I Prevail – Trauma
Evolution comes in many different forms. For I Prevail it meant allowing themselves to explore, letting the influence of Hip Hop and Pop into their already relentless sonic attack. The result is heavy and heartfelt, and one of the strongest Rock records of the year.
Rival Sons - Feral Roots
Rival Sons went into woods of Tennessee for Feral Roots, breaking the typical recording cycle and finding something new about their band. They came out on the other side with their own brand of blues rock, delivered as only they could.