Alternative Music Album

By EW Staff
February 20, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Coldplay: Andy Cotterill/Camera Press/Retna

Here’s our pick to win Best Alternative Music Album

SURVEY SAYS ”Coldplay, ’cause they’re sexy.” And easy to digest: ”They’re like the alt-rock Sade — background music.” And popular (not just with Gwyneth). ”I would be incredibly shocked and disappointed if [the band] doesn’t win. They’ll be U2-like two or three albums down the line.” While Grammy perennial Beck may get some votes, one insider concedes: ”I’m a big Beck fan and I can’t get through this album.”