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?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.
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?
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.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.
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.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 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!If I were to vote for Grammy albums, though, the last two would be "Twin Cinema" by New Pornographers and "Funeral" by Arcade Fire.
Song of the year I believe. But perhaps better to shoot them than yourself.Arch Enemy said:I don't even know who all won.
If you guys tell me Green Day one, then I am going to go shoot myself.
Not everyone on that show could sing AT ALL!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...