Fiona deserves better.
Fiona deserves better.
Nice to see Kelly get a few nominations, too bad the song and album are pretty weak.
All worth it just to see Justin Bieber's manager have a twitter freak out for no nominations..
that this song was nominated is absolutely baffling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKKnFaVMaig
This is probably the first year where I'm perfectly content with any of those nominated for Album of the year winning. I think TBK, Jack White and Frank Ocean deserve it the most though.
I Think Justin Vernon hit the nail on the head in his response to Droste's rant about being bummed with no nomination
I have always defended the Grammys as a necessary institution that rewards artists who contributed great work to the music community but this year's nominations definitely have me discouraged. I think the closer the 20 and 30 somethings generations get into the foothold of the institution we could see some progress in acknowledging indie artists and bands that aren't major label fodder. I mean how does Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, etc miss out on even a nod when they sell out shows and play highly billed sets at festivals? It's not as if they aren't popular or known and they all put out critically lauded and fan appreciated albums this year. I just don't get it.
This is the same organization that could call Nirvana a best new artist contender in 1991, and who gave grammies to fuckin' Hootie and the Blowfish. They don't stand for anything and make very little sense.
LEAVE HOOTIE OUT OF THIS
What about the Blues?
Best Blues Album
» Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3
» Dr. John, Locked Down
» Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn
» Heritage Blues Orchestra, And I Still Rise
» Joan Osborne, Bring It on Home
Record of the Year Michael Omartian (producer) & Christopher Cross for "Sailing"
Album of the Year Michael Omartian (producer) & Christopher Cross for Christopher Cross
Song of the Year Christopher Cross for "Sailing"
Best New Artist Christopher Cross
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female Pat Benatar for Crimes of Passion
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Billy Joel for Glass Houses
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band for Against the Wind
Best Rock Instrumental Performance The Police for "Reggatta de Blanc"
I don't think there's any debating it. I find the Talking Heads fact slightly hilarious in a tragic way. Also this got me as well
4. Grammy Roll Call:
Sting (16) + Sheryl Crow (9) + Black Eyed Peas (6) + Celine Dion (5) = 36 Grammys
Jimi Hendrix (0) + Led Zeppelin (0) + Bob Marley (0) + The Who (0) = 0 Grammys
It's neither here nor there on whether those top line artists deserve those Grammys, but head slap inducing list of people that got shut out.
Why did one Celine Dion album require 14 producers?
I can't imagine a single person that's able to put up with this for the creation of an entire album:
They never recovered for me after giving Milli Vanilli a Grammy.
It was later revoked but really it should have never been given in the first place.
Christie Brinkley. Standing by her man as he loses the AOTY Grammy to fucking Toto.
I have to admit I like more artists on that list than I thought I would.