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Music

Critic’s notebook

Album of the year candidates are all worthy — finally

When the final award of the evening is handed out at the Grammys on Sunday, one thing is certain: Whoever wins for album of the year was at least worthy of the honor.

That hasn’t always been the case when the Recording Academy presents the annual ceremony. It has a dubious history when it comes to celebrating the previous year’s most deserving album. (Christopher Cross’s self-titled debut over Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”? Really? Really.)

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