Monday, February 13, 2012

RE: Grammy of the [year]

So the 54th Grammy Awards was on this weekend and obviously not all the artistes I would have prefered to win did. Like I said, it wasn't an attempt to predict the winners but these were my preferred winners. Because those artistes performed songs that had more influence in my experiences than the charts.
Record of the year - "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Guess it was Adele's year. "The Cave" by Mumford and Sons was my preferred record of the year.
Album of the year - "21" by Adele
There are some things the Grammys must agree with the masses.
Song of the Year - "Rolling in the Deep" by Adela.
Ok, I would have chosen "All of the Lights" by Kanye West though.
Best New Artist - Bon Iver.
Remember who won this category last year? Nope. Bon Iver might go the same way. I would have preferred Nicki Minaj
Best Pop Solo Performance - "Someone Like You" by Adele
It's hard to say "No" to this song winning it.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - "Body and Soul" by Tony Bennette and Amy Winehouse.
I can't believe a song by an about to die and a dead artiste won a song filled with life, "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera would have don't it for me.
Best Pop Vocal Album - "21" by Adele.
I would have preferred "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga. I know "21" was a great improvement from Adele's first album "19" BUT I got to be honest, What Gaga did with her voice on her album would make Adele have twice the surgery she had.
Best Dance/Electronica Album - "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillet.
I would have preferred "Body Talk pt. 3" by Robyn. Why? A dance album with soul.
Best Rock Performance - "Walk" by Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters came as a shock for one reason, they have had better materials that didn't win this. Would have gone for "The Cave" by Mumford and Sons
Best Rock Song - "Walk" by Foo Fighters.
Me prefer "Everytear is a Waterfall" by Coldplay. A song people would remember before "Walk".
Best Rock Album - "Wasting Light" by Foo Fighters.
I think I had Foo Fighters album someone on my ipod but when I had "Come Around Sundown" by Kings of Leon, I had no reason to play it. I doubt their track "Rope" had one play count.
Best Alternative Music Album - "Bon Iver" by Bon Iver.
I wanted "Torches" by Foster the People to win. I played Bon Iver followed by "Torches". Never went back to Bon Iver.
Best Rap Performance - "Otis" by Jay-Z and Kanye.
Well...Jay was on it but I would have preferred "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.
"All of the Lights" doesn't do it for me at all. Yeah, I'm a Kanye fan but if you want to put all these talented artistes together, the song better be one that would be on par with "We Are the World". "I'm on One" by DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil' Wayne was my preferred choice.
Best Rap Song - "All of the Lights" by Kanye West. I preferred him to win this and he won. For one simple reason, the other nominees didn't cut it.
Best Rap Album - "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" by Kanye West.
I wasn't surprised he won although I preferred "Pink Friday" by Nicki Minaj. In my first draft I wrote Kanye's album but had to change it to Nicki. This proved I wasn't interested in predicting who would win but who I preferred.
Best Country Duo/Group Performance - "Barton Hollows" The Civil Walls.
I preferred "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" by Thompson Square
Best Country Song - "Mean" by Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift is one artiste I seriously don't know why she wins anything. I like her song, have all her albums, but you had to be stuck at age 16 in your life to keep believe she isn't overhyped. I preferred "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" by Thompson Square
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Paul Epworth
Out of 3 acts he produced, Adele, Cee-lo, and Foster the People, only Foster and the People won nothing. Still, I would have given it to Ryan Tedder
Best World Music Album - "Tassili" by Tinawiem.
I don't even know who that was, just wanted Africa for Africa" by Femi Kuti to win.


  1. I didn't even know Robyn was still making music. The last thing i remember hearing from her was "Show Me Love" back in the 90s

    1. She's still making music. I even give her credit for the saddest love song, "Be Mine". You could also listen to "Dancing on My Own". Too bad no Grammy.

  2. yeaahh..i prefer Born this way by Lady Gaga.. all the same..its Adele's year! i'm now following your blog. like it.