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Wow did they illustrate the sad state of popular music or what.
 

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The grammy awards have always been incredibly lame, though, haven't they?

I think I gave up on them in 1967.

They haven't improved any since.
 

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Gardener said:
The grammy awards have always been incredibly lame, though, haven't they?

I think I gave up on them in 1967.

They haven't improved any since.
At least through the 70' and 80's and most of the 90's it was still music, lame but still music. Most of it now reminds me of the "rhythm" bands we had in kindergarten. And why do some believe screaming and anger substitute for vocal inflection and tone?
 

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Stinger said:
At least through the 70' and 80's and most of the 90's it was still music, lame but still music. Most of it now reminds me of the "rhythm" bands we had in kindergarten. And why do some believe screaming and anger substitute for vocal inflection and tone?

Yeah, I hear what you're saying. I certainly do not get excited by the vast majority of popular music these days for the same reason. It's just that I've always seen the Grammy's as rewarding mediocrity for the most part and pretty much an exercise in celebrating the INDUSTRY of Musical industry and not the music.

Just think of all the great albums from when you were younger and compare your list to those that actually won. I don't know your musical tastes, but whether it is Abraxus, Dark Side Of The Moon, Tommy, Layla, The Yes Album, Abby Road, Eat A Peach, John Barlycorn, Thick as a Brick, or who knows what, it's almost guaranteed to not be on the list -- especially if it was innovative in any way.

If I were to vote for Grammy albums, though, the last two would be "Twin Cinema" by New Pornographers and "Funeral" by Arcade Fire.
 

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Gardener said:
Yeah, I hear what you're saying. I certainly do not get excited by the vast majority of popular music these days for the same reason. It's just that I've always seen the Grammy's as rewarding mediocrity for the most part and pretty much an exercise in celebrating the INDUSTRY of Musical industry and not the music.
Did you hear what John Prine said about beating Springsteen? He said he didn't feel like he beat Springsteen he felt like he beat Sony. That man has a way with words.

Just think of all the great albums from when you were younger and compare your list to those that actually won. I don't know your musical tastes, but whether it is Abraxus, Dark Side Of The Moon, Tommy, Layla, The Yes Album, Abby Road, Eat A Peach, John Barlycorn, Thick as a Brick, or who knows what, it's almost guaranteed to not be on the list -- especially if it was innovative in any way.
I agree on every one of them. Each one a new and exciting adventure into MUSIC, new chord changes, new modes, new motiffs, outstanding lyrics, outstanding virtuoso musicianship. Now pasting together samples passes for musicinship.

If I were to vote for Grammy albums, though, the last two would be "Twin Cinema" by New Pornographers and "Funeral" by Arcade Fire.
I rarely buy music anymore preferring to play than listen. But John Hiatt with Sonny Landrieth, or Robben Ford, or Coco Montoya and just about anything from Larry Carlton. And I just love listening to the new talent on XM's X-Country channel!

FWIW, during the Sly Stone "tribute" last night even my wife came in and ask, "is this really as bad as it sounds?" And then when McCartney came out on the "Yesterday" trashing with that "what am I doing here look" that topped the cake, I hit the remote.
 

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I'm glad Kelly Clarkson won 2.:3oops: I actually love her new c.d.
Did you hear American Idol won the ratings!
 

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I don't even know who all won.

If you guys tell me Green Day one, then I am going to go shoot myself.
 

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I don't even know who all won.

If you guys tell me Green Day one, then I am going to go shoot myself.
Song of the year I believe. But perhaps better to shoot them than yourself.
 

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The Grammys have always been a study in "Wha?" for me. Even when I was a kid I knew there was something just not right about them. I still don't understand how those choices get made.
 
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Whoever had the idea to mix those genres, should be fired immediately. I mean come on, Ciara and Maroon 5? Mary J. Blige and U2? They were all horrible, not to mention that not everyone can sing live...
 

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HTColeman said:
Whoever had the idea to mix those genres, should be fired immediately. I mean come on, Ciara and Maroon 5? Mary J. Blige and U2? They were all horrible, not to mention that not everyone can sing live...
Not everyone on that show could sing AT ALL!
 

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Here's the nominee list from '06 (the ones highlighted in brown are the winners).

For the most part, it's craptacular. The positions I know well:
Category 38 - Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
Restless
Alison Krauss And Union Station

It's a good song, but it's not really country at all. More bluegrass than anything.


and completely disagree with:
Category 68 - Best Contemporary Folk Album
Fair & Square
John Prine

There were so many better quality contemp folk albums out there that got completely overlooked. JP is a good artist and has his diamonds out there, but this collection was mediocre.

Category 78 - Best Comedy Album
Dane Cook's Retaliation wasn't even mentioned? I call shena****ns.
 
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