So, the Grammy Nominees were announced yesterday and I don't even know how I feel. First, I should say that the Grammys have lost their credit. I mean they've created so many categories that anyone can call themselves a Grammy Nominated Artist ( I mean alleged child molester, Pleasure P (formerly of Pretty Ricky) is a nominee this year). For the last couple of years unfailingly, undeserving albums have gotten album of the year ( they are almost always given to lesser known, older peoples/bands). I don't know if they think there is some rep they are trying to maintain but it's just pretty annoying. I read an article today that pretty much sums up how I feel :
Stuff in parentheses are my words.
"This gripe is nothing new; independent-leaning music has long been largely ignored, overshadowed by several different factions, including a) classic rock bands who were overlooked when they were good getting nominated for comeback albums that are decent at best (think Green Day and U2) b) the most successful album of that given year (think Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas) c) formerly independent bands that took over the mainstream (think Kings of Leon) and d) the second, third and fourth most successful album of that given year ( the Lady Gaga, Beyonce etc).
I mean the Grammys got some things right, I am forever faithful to BEP and Lady Gaga and I think they were deserving. Keri Hilson deserves her best new artist nomination but I'm sure most people will be like "who are these" for the others. Heck even I don't know who MGMT is and as far as I knew Silver Sun Pickups had an album a while back *shrugs. I am happy about Maxwell too. I think the biggest shocker to me was Drake not being nominated for best new artist. I mean did anyone have a bigger year than he did?? What do I know?
Anyways if you want to check out the full list of grammy nominees, you can see it here : http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/52nd_show/list.aspx
Have a great weekend.