People, don't put so much weight on the grammys, it's nice for U2 to win, but if they don't...so what. Grammys usually, but not always, reflect only what's "popular" at that time...in the charts. I don't recall The Smiths, The Cure, REM, Guns and Roses, Smashin Pumpkins, etc.. etc..( you get my taste), winning a truckload of grammys. Every now and then someone like Green Day, or even U2 cleans up, but mostly it will reflect what's popular in the charts, not what is creative and artistic.
Having said that, as a long time U2 fan, started following them in 1983...let's put to rest the notion that NLOTH is "one of U2s greatest albums". It isn't. Period. I don't want to say anything negative about U2, love them, saw them 3x on this tour already. But give it up. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, absolutely, but when I read so much praise for this album I think ..."have they ever listened to War, Unforgettable, Joshua, Rattle and Achtung?" (nothing will ever match that run...not to mention Boy, which is pretty damn good). October, forgettable for the most part; Zooropa was ok; POP interesting, but can't really say that it was good; ATYCLB was a nice rebound; HTDAAB imho was their best album since Achtung. NLIH, not very good, sorry.
Granted, I am older and would prefer to hear more of the "older stuff", not older hits, as those are always played, but the older gems that rounded out those albums. I mean, Beautiful Day, I like it, good song...but as "popular" as it i,s it'snot even in the top ten of U2 songs...maybe, maybe top 15. and there's nothing in NLITH that's even in the top 30.
Ok, don't mean to offend anyone. Just my thoughts. Now back to work, I needed a break.