Were the Grammys on?

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I mean, look at what they were up against. Was there anything to be excited about here?

Best Rock Performance
"Shot in the Dark," AC/DC
"Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)," Black Pumas
"Nothing Compares 2 U," Chris Cornell
"OHMS," Deftones
"Making a Fire," Foo Fighters *WINNER

Best Rock Song
"All My Favorite Songs," Weezer
"The Bandit," Kings of Leon
"Distance," Mammoth WVH
"Find My Way," Paul McCartney
"Waiting on a War," Foo Fighters *WINNER

Best Rock Album
"Power Up", AC/DC
"Capitol Cuts- Live From Studio A," Black Pumas
"No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1," Chris Cornell
"Medicine at Midnight," Foo Fighters *WINNER
"McCartney III," Paul McCartney

I will say that Making a Fire is one of the least worst Foo Fighters songs I've heard in the past 20 years. Not saying I'd listen to it twice, but it wasn't terrible once.

peace, man, Monday, 4 April 2022 13:59 (six months ago) link

Who are these dues paying “members of the academy “ that vote for the Grammys. Read elsewhere that there’s 12,000 members.

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2022 14:03 (six months ago) link

Will admit I didn't hear the entire album but are people seriously excited by these?

it's the grammys, of course not. this is how it always is

ufo, Monday, 4 April 2022 14:05 (six months ago) link

I wasn’t even aware of Jon Batiste until last night. My bad, I guess

ass time permits (morrisp), Monday, 4 April 2022 14:09 (six months ago) link

Chris Richards in Washington Post in pre-Grammys writeup--

“We Are” wants to be for everyone. Jon Batiste is a familiar face, a crowd-pleaser famous for jazzing up the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” as well as one of the most prominent pianists in his field. Here, after performing protest concerts against police violence and voter suppression in 2020, he’s siphoned his politics through a big-tent sound that involves the New Orleans jazz he was raised playing, firm gusts of Stevie Wonder-ish melody, lots of hip-hop flash, a little marching band thunder and more. Lyrically and musically, “We Are” delivers its righteous, pro-justice ideals in energetic, frictionless ways. It is power-to-the-people music that the people can listen to at brunch.

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2022 14:23 (six months ago) link

Power Up was good!

And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Monday, 4 April 2022 14:25 (six months ago) link

he is to Stevie what Bruno Mars is to Prince

dude can definitely play though

frogbs, Monday, 4 April 2022 14:25 (six months ago) link

I do agree that "Making a Fire" is not terrible as these things go btw but "Waiting on a War" has negative value.

And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Monday, 4 April 2022 14:30 (six months ago) link

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