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Thursday, December 07, 2006

You've got to be joking

So, the Grammy Nominations are in and just as I'd expected, they are absolutly ridiculous. "You're Beautiful" for Record of the Year? Justin Timberlake for Album of the Year? And that's not even the worst part. Do you remember that two hour long piece of trash the Red Hot Chili Peppers put out this year? Neither do I (or at least I wish I wasn't able to remember), but thats right up there with J.T. for album of the year. Excluded from this list is Paul Simon's "Surprise," which may be the biggest shocker on the whole list. In fact, he doesn't even make one appearence! Holy Shit, the people running the Grammy's have gone mad.

Sure, past years have sucked, but this year's list takes the cake. And of course the overrated Arctic Monkeys are up there for "Alternative" album of the year, but at least the Lips got the same 'honor' for "At War With the Mystics." The Lips are also up for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (the category which they won in 2002) for their song "The Wizard Turns On..."

Normally I try not to be so biased, but this is really upsetting. I know I'm going on a rant and by doing so am turning off a lot of people, but I'm sure most will agree that this list is a complete joke.

No Joanna Newsom. No Regina Spektor. No TV on the Radio. No M Ward. And worst of all, no "Crane Wife." Let me thrown in an awful pun to end this rant and say that leaving "The Crane Wife" off of Best Alternative Album is the imperfect crime.

Here is some Crane Wife for you to listen to as you look in awe at who will be at the Grammy's...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the Peppers last ablum was pretty average if not worse but the Rolling Stone loved it.... (Jt was good but best ablum - maybe not?)

I think you can't rely on others.

But it would suck if everyone loved bands such as Decemberists as their songs would become overplayed and their further releases would become over hyped..

8:13 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

The Grammys are like the Brits over here, and increasingly the Mercury Music Prize as well - utter rubbish and no-one cares about them at all.

On the other hand, magazines like Uncut and the NME can be pretty good, although Uncut has become far too grown up in the last couple of years.

Stick to the blogosphere - far more interesting stuff on some of the music blogs this year.

6:44 AM  

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