Your 2015 Grammy Nominees Are Here, Weak

As you might have suspected, I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Even though the Grammys have a funky schedule for what is eligible in a year and tends to focus on radio-friendly fare to keep John and Jill Q Public interested in watching their awards broadcast, I try to listen to as many of the nominees as possible. This year I … Continue reading Your 2015 Grammy Nominees Are Here, Weak

Kendrick Lamar-To Pimp A Butterfly

It’s been a long time coming now. Since we collectively heard Kendrick Lamar’s single “i,” we’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear his new album. Over the past couple weeks the hype machine started working overtime-a release date, cover art, another single, and finally a surprise release a week early. If nothing else, Lamar has proven that he knows how to use the media … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar-To Pimp A Butterfly

Grammy Predictions 2015

If you’ve seen any of my predictions (Oscars, Golden Globes, previous Grammys), you know I struggle to reach 50% right. This year I’m trying something different-going against my better judgement and picking terrible songs and artists to win. What I think will win will be in BOLD. What I think SHOULD win will be in italics. RECORD OF THE YEAR Fancy-Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX … Continue reading Grammy Predictions 2015

2013 Grammy Predictions

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Grammys. On the one hand, I’m all for a night to celebrate music. On the other hand, I’m not really sure what we’re celebrating. Record sales? Mediocrity? Based on the albums that have won Best Album over the last 20 years, it can’t be quality. Two movie soundtracks have won (The Bodyguard, O’ Brother Where … Continue reading 2013 Grammy Predictions