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Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:42:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Worst ever Grammy decisions

Album of the Year, 2001

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Winner: Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

The 2001 Album of the Year category had a strong field to pick from. Radiohead looked set to be honoured for the ground-breaking Kid A, undoubtedly one of the most forward-thinking records to be released by a major band in recent years, Eminem was nominated for The Marshall Mathers LP - a landmark album in rap history - and genre-hopping musical chameleon Beck received a deserved nod for his release Midnite Vultures.

The winner, however, was Two Against Nature - the unremarkable comeback album by forgotten soft rock granddads Steely Dan, a record which had seemingly slipped under the radar of everyone except the Academy and helped render the awards a laughing stock.