1/06/2005

2005 GRAMMY Nominees CD predicted for 2006 GRAMMY nomination!!

Coming straight at you lazy bastards who don't have any opinions of your own, on Feb 1: "the 11th edition of the best-selling series that honors many of the year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs."

Judi Kerr at Capitol Records (EMI, people) makes it all happen, promo-style: "This year's compilation...encompasses some of the year's best music...[and] contains [music from] many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories." You would think she couldn't top that, but: "The nominee CD is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies [totally not a conspiracy at all -ed.] and rotates from year to year."

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Back to the comedy: Capitol Records President Andrew Slater is quoted as reciting, "It is an honor to join with The Recording Academy in presenting some of the most significant, adventurous music of the past year in one volume."

You want me to stop?

OK, just a little more. Here's the track listing:
1. "Let's Get It Started," Black Eyed Peas (Nominated for: Record Of The Year, Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group)

2. "Here We Go Again," Ray Charles w/ Nora Jones (Nominated for: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album)

3. "American Idiot," Green Day (Nominated for: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal)

4. "Heaven," Los Lonely Boys (Nominated for: Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal)

5. "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys (Nominated for: Album Of The Year)

6. "Burn," Usher (Nominated for: Album Of The Year)

7. "Through the Wire," Kanye West (Nominated for: Album Of The Year, Best New Artist)

8. "She Will Be Loved," Maroon 5 (Nominated for: Best New Artist, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal)

9. "You Had Me," Joss Stone (Nominated for: Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album)

10. "Redneck Woman," Gretchen Wilson (Nominated for: Best New Artist)

11. "The First Cut Is the Deepest," Sheryl Crow (Nominated for: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance)

12. "Sunrise," Nora Jones (Nominated for: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album)

13. "You Raise Me Up," Josh Groban (Nominated for: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance)

14. "Daughters," John Mayer (Nominated for: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance)

15. "Cinnamon Girl," Prince (Nominated for: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance)

16. "Love's Divine," Seal (Nominated for: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance)

17. "My Immortal," Evanescence (Nominated for: Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal)

18. "Good Vibrations," Brian Wilson (Nominated for: Best Pop Vocal Album)

19. "Monkey to Man," Elvis Costello & the Imposters (Nominated for: Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal)

20. "Vertigo," U2 (Nominated for: Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal)

21. "Ch-Check it Out," Beastie Boys (Nominated for: Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group)
There's so much to say about how lame these decisions are (here are three great year-end lists right here--1 & 2 & 3--that really speak to the variety of significant and adventurous music that came out last year), but I'll just play nice with a list that encompasses Kanye West, Gretchen Wilson and Prince. I don't think that's so bad.

2 Comments:

Blogger Yasir said...

God I hate the Grammys. Just a get together for record companies to pat themselves on the back...what a load of bollocks. I don't know of any award ceremony that I like, with the possible exception of The Mercury Music Prize which just about scraps through in my like-o-meter.

11:21 PM  
Blogger ganda said...

yeah, good vibrations is one of the most significant, adventurous songs of last year -- even though it's almost 40 years old.

and man, do i hate that john mayer song "daughters." somebody get the defibrillator because i am going into a diabetic coma over that shit.

7:13 AM  

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