― maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:01 (one month ago) Permalink
best category is definitely urban contemporary - carters, chloe x halle, miguel, meshell, chris dave. glad to see it come into its own after its “shit how do we give frank ocean an award” origins
― maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:02 (one month ago) Permalink
also lol @ post malone
also, one of these things is not like the otherrr83. Best Music VideoAward to the artist, video director, and video producer.APES***The CartersRicky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers THIS IS AMERICAChildish GambinoHiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers I'M NOT RACISTJoyner LucasJoyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer PYNKJanelle MonáeEmma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers MUMBO JUMBOTierra WhackMarco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer
― maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:03 (one month ago) Permalink
Fuck, they have literally 84 categories and they still feel they have to pull an Oscars and stuff more nominees into the top categories?
― I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:13 (one month ago) Permalink
black panther soundtrack winning aoty would be the most grammys thing wouldnt it?
a bit confused by h.e.r. being everywhere
also who the hell are "FEVER333" nominated for best rock performance?
― ufo, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:15 (one month ago) Permalink
expanding the big four is smart. it gives tv time to more stuff and makes the old guy nominations (light this year tbf) less egregious. the oscars have up to 10 nominees in their biggest categories, and music’s release pool is at least 10x that of film. it makes sense
― maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:19 (one month ago) Permalink
fever333 are rage lite http://youtu.be/Qnnmg9Uc5FQi like h.e.r.!
― maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:20 (one month ago) Permalink
Five nominations in top categories. No year has that much good stuff.
― I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:37 (one month ago) Permalink
― maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:27 (one month ago) Permalink
Shallow is gonna win Song/Record of the year, isn’t it
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:18 (one month ago) Permalink
Glad Julian Lage got a nom.
― Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink
“NTLTC” deserved Song of the Year nom :(
― underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Saturday, 8 December 2018 02:09 (one month ago) Permalink
god they even nominated fucking "joanne" loool
yeah i bet "shallow" will win even tho it is not a good song imo? (maybe it's better if you see the movie which i haven't)
i love that the grammy site lists "best part" as 'h.e.r. feat. daniel caesar' even tho the official artist credit is daniel caesar feat. h.e.r. (she's the better part [ha ha] of the song tbh so i don't fault them for this error)
― dyl, Saturday, 8 December 2018 02:56 (one month ago) Permalink
are margo price and chloe x halle any more established this year than they were a couple years ago...?
why so many noms for brandi carlile? i just checked and she's only had one before. is her music recently that much more notable/better than her previous output? not really familiar, don't generally keep up w/ artists that i first heard abt thru vh1
― dyl, Saturday, 8 December 2018 03:16 (one month ago) Permalink
idk about chloe/halle, but Margo Price is significantly more established than she was a couple years ago.
Brandi's album is beautiful and excellent; probably her best so far (though I don't know about "that much more" better)
― alpine static, Saturday, 8 December 2018 04:49 (one month ago) Permalink
New York Times critics discussion of Brandi Carlile:
PARELES: Well, it’s easy to see where Brandi Carlile came from. She’s more Americana or alt-country than folk, she’s got a gorgeous voice, she has built an extremely loyal following over multiple albums (including Barack Obama) and she writes songs (with her band members) that can pull people’s heartstrings. If the TV show treats her right in performance, she could gather a lot of new fans. For me, her latest album was slightly heavy-handed, but I’m not a Grammy voter. “The Joke,” her song that got nominated, is a consoling piano ballad about how people who have been scorned and left out will prevail as they persevere, and it’s got as big an emotional crescendo as an Adele song. She remade another song on her album, “Party of One” — a truly tortured longterm-relationship ballad — as a duet with Sam Smith. Those are the kinds of songs the Grammys have always favored.
CARAMANICA Can I just interrupt to iterate that it is completely within the realm of possibility that more people will vote for Carlile than for Drake, or Cardi B, or several other more famous artists. And now that I have taken a moment to listen to Carlile’s album, I can confirm that would be a mistake.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 8 December 2018 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink
PARELES The Grammys are really flummoxed by Latin music. Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album is a desperate catchall category that still manages to completely ignore a Latin and global phenomenon that became inescapable in 2017 with “Despacito”: reggaeton-flavored songs that dance past the language barrier. Even if they can somehow resist the groove, the Grammys should have been paying attention to the tens of millions of streams for the many offspring of “Despacito” — and to eligible 2018 albums by Ozuna and J Balvin. The Grammys did notice Balvin (and Bad Bunny) by nominating them with Cardi B on “I Like It,” but that’s no compensation.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 8 December 2018 21:30 (one month ago) Permalink
I thought that carlile dig by caramanica was an oddly negative note in that otherwise puffy piece
― alpine static, Sunday, 9 December 2018 05:45 (one month ago) Permalink
Caramanica on his usual form
― You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Sunday, 9 December 2018 06:02 (one month ago) Permalink
He's literally on the same level as all those Taylor Swift fan blogs posting "I don't know who Daft Punk is but how dare they" when they got AOTY over her
― You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Sunday, 9 December 2018 06:05 (one month ago) Permalink
chloe x halle released their first proper album this year. the earlier releases were an ep and a “mixtape” that debuted on youtube
― maura, Sunday, 9 December 2018 16:48 (one month ago) Permalink
I thought this was kind of an interesting analysis (even if I don’t necessarily agree w/every point): https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-grammy-nominations-analysis-20181208-story.html
― underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Sunday, 9 December 2018 16:50 (one month ago) Permalink
I predict GVF will sweep.
Also am I nuts or does "I'm Not Racist" actually stand a chance to win since the other 4 seem like vote-splits?
― billstevejim, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink
he's also the only white person nominated, which seems like a better indicator
― maura, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink
I haven't seen it - is it supposed to be ironic? I would rather not see it in either case.
― billstevejim, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink