Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Will Kanye finally get his album of the year?
The answer: Yes.*
With an odd album-of-the-year field that sees West competing against Herbie Hancock, Vince Gill, Amy Winehouse and the Foo Fighters -- all genres! all ages! no risk! -- West should coast to a win. West has lost twice before, and the third time will prove the charm, as Recording Academy voters can only punish West for his arrogance for so long.
*Cannot be held accountable if West loses.