Verdict: If 2002 was the cream of the crop, then 2004 was, well, not. Heather Headley and Stacys Mom singers Fountains of Wayne havent had major hits since their nominations, and for a hard-core rapper such as 50 Cent to win this award would have been a major shocker then and now. But goth-influenced rockers Evanescence have largely faded from view. Cursed.
Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times