Music: 5 CDs Worth Your Time

Awards come and go. Here's the music we think will last

Grammy Awards were handed out last week in 107 categories. If you didn't win one, you probably weren't trying. (Or you were up against Ray Charles' much-loved, little-listened-to Genius Loves Company.) Here, TIME's Josh Tyrangiel picks through the albums the 17,000-member recording academy rewarded and a few it mysteriously overlooked to find ones you will like.

KANYE WEST

THE COLLEGE DROPOUT

IT HAS BEEN SAID that West's rhymes against higher education make him a dangerous role model, in which case--good. Dangerous role models are the only ones, musically speaking, worth a damn. As the survivor of a life-threatening car wreck (he...

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