It's all nice and stuff... for you to honor a fabulous musician.
It shows respect for that artists fans to recognize the contribution of their adored artist.
Believe me when I tell you, it would be dramatically nicer to do it while the guy is still alive.
I'm quite certain the artist would appreciate it a whole helluva lot more.
Donkey had it right when he said "nobody likes a kiss ass",
and Album Of The Year... is basically that... being a kiss ass.
And you're just perpetuating the problem.
There are living artists that deserve the honor.
... that earned the honor.