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- Posted on Jan 12th 2011 11:00AM by Brian Voerding
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On his show Monday (Jan. 10), Colbert invited the Black Keys and Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend to what he called a "sell-out off," asking them to "leave your souls at the door" and each convince him that they were the act most deserving of a Grammy for Best Alternative Album.
Colbert called the category his favorite, because it spotlighted "the independent music that edgy anti-establishment types can buy at Starbucks," and quickly eliminated the first three choices on his ballot:
Arcade Fire: "Those guys went on 'the Daily Show.' F--- 'em."
Band of Horses: "Sorry, I prefer a band of humans."
Broken Bells: "I don't think so. Get back to me when you fix your bells."
He then pitted the Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney against Koenig, with each bragging about how many commercials their band's music had been featured in. The audience sided with Vampire Weekend, though the competition ended in a draw after everyone involved got heated and feigned a street fight.
In the end, Colbert may have taken the sellout-off trophy himself before the competition even started, by breaking out a megaphone and declaring:
"I don't like to boast about my accomplishments. Not without my megaphone. I won a Grammy last year for my album 'A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.'"
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