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2009 Grammys: Nominees and who I want to win.

31 January 2009

Okay, so. I haven’t posted in weeks. Sue me. I’m surprised at the number of nominations Lil Wayne received. I have honestly never even bothered to listen to any of his songs, not even “Lollipop”. I’m also disappointed, very disappointed that MGMT did not receive any nominations. Oracular Spectacular, or at least “Electric Feel” should have been recognised in a genre-specific category at the least. Anyway. So here’s what I think about some of the Grammy nominees.

BEST NEW ARTIST
Adele :: I absolutely LOVED her album. “Melt My Heart to Stone” = ♥
Duffy
The Jonas Brothers :: I secretly love them though.
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Raising Sand
Coldplay, Viva La Vida :: A Masterpiece.
Ne-Yo, Year Of The Gentleman
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Radiohead, In Rainbows

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Beck, Modern Guilt
Death Cab For Cutie, Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges
Radiohead, In Rainbows :: I still believe MGMT should be nominated, but I’m siding with Radiohead because of “Nude”.

BEST DANCE RECORDING
Daft Punk, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” :: wasn’t this released in 2001?
Hot Chip, “Ready For The Floor”
Lady Gaga & Colby O’Donis, “Just Dance” :: Soundtrack of my summer.
Madonna, “Give It 2 Me”
Rihanna, “Disturbia”
Sam Sparro, “Black & Gold”

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
Brazilian Girls, New York City
Daft Punk, Alive 2007 :: A total trip. Daft Punk all the way!
Cyndi Lauper, Bring Ya To The Brink
Kylie Minogue, X
Moby, Last Night
Robyn

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Alicia Keys and John Mayer, “Lessons Learned”
Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland, “4 Minutes” :: I’m not too crazy for Madonna’s voice.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Rich Woman”
Rihanna and Maroon 5, “If I Never See Your Face Again”
Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, “No Air” :: Hate Chris Brown.

BEST POP PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Adele, “Chasing Pavements” :: Her voice is stunning.
Sara Bareilles, “Love Song”
Duffy, “Mercy”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”
Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
Pink, “So What”

BEST POP PERFORMANCE, MALE
Kid Rock, “All Summer Long”
John Mayer, “Say”
Paul McCartney, “That Was Me”
Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours” :: Although I think the demo was better than the CDQ track, this song is still ace.
Ne-Yo, “Closer” :: I hate this song.
James Taylor, “Wichita Lineman”

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Coldplay, “Viva La Vida” :: I honestly think the album in its entirety is one of Coldplay’s best works yet.
Eagles, “Waiting In The Weeds”
Gnarls Barkley, “Going On”
Maroon 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You”
OneRepublic, “Apologize”

BEST RAP ALBUM
Jay-Z, American Gangster
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco, The Cool
Nas
T.I., Paper Trail :: Stacks on deck, patron on ice, and we can pop bottles all night baby you can have whatever you liiike!!

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
Big Boi feat. Raekwon & Andre 3000, “Royal Flush”
T.I. feat. Kanye West & Lil Wayne, “Swagger Like Us”
Lil Wayne feat. Jay-Z, “Mr Carter”
Ludacris feat. T.I., “Wish You Would”
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West, “Put On”

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
Estelle feat. Kanye West, “American Boy”
Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, “Low”
John Legend feat. Andre 3000, “Green Light”
Lil Wayne feat. T-Pain, “Got Money”
Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos, “Superstar”

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Coldplay, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Kid Rock, Rock N Roll Jesus
Kings Of Leon, Only By The Night :: I love this album as well.
Metallica, Death Magnetic
Raconteurs, Consolers Of The Lonely

BEST ROCK SONG
Bruce Springsteen, “Girls In Their Summer Clothes”
Radiohead, “House Of Cards”
Death Cab For Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Kings Of Leon, “Sex On Fire” :: I prefer “Use Somebody”.
Coldplay, “Violet Hill”

BEST SOUNDTRACK
American Gangster
August Rush
Juno
Mamma Mia!
Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

BEST SONG FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TV SHOW, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
“Down To Earth” (Wall-E)
“Ever Ever After” (Enchanted) :: =)
“Say” (The Bucket List)
“That’s How You Know” (Enchanted)
“Walk Hard” (Walk Hard—The Dewey Cox Story)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny Karkazis
Rick Rubin
will.i.am

BEST SHORT-FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Erykah Badu, “Honey”
Gnarls Barkley, “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Alicia Keys & Jack White, “Another Way To Die”
Radiohead, “House Of Cards”
Weezer, “Pork & Beans”

SONG OF THE YEAR
“American Boy,” William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist)
“Chasing Pavements,” Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)
“I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
“Love Song,” Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
“Viva La Vida,” Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Adele, “Chasing Pavements”
Coldplay, “Viva La Vida”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”
M.I.A., “Paper Planes” :: Slumdog Millionaire!
Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, “Please Read The Letter”

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