Originally Posted by Natrlhi
If there is any justice in this world whatsoever, Mastodon will not win. The album is just not that damn good, people. It has good moments, yes, but fucking c'mon. That would be so weak. Having said that, it might actually win because of the way we do the voting. It'll get lots of points because it will likely be somewhere on many people's lists, but hopefully not at the top of many. Oh well - whatever happens, happens.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Just listened to it again today, found myself getting really bored at times, and really into it at others. If it gets voted as say, even in the top 5, it's because of the name on the album cover. If "Band X" had released The Hunter, nobody would even be talking about it.