I like to think that my tastes in music are quite broad. I don’t listen to much Hip Hop or Pop music at home or in the car but I can appreciate I good Hip Hop song in the right place at the right time. Like on the dance floor. I’ve been DJing for about 18 years so I have a pretty decent gauge for what people like to dance to and what songs may have some staying power and still be looked upon fondly in 2 to 5 years.
Adele did release a great album last year and she deserves the recognition she’s getting. But come on, 6 Grammys! And Foo Fighters, 5 Grammys! Best Pop performance by a duo or group goes to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse! And best new artist is Bon Iver who released his first album in 2007! I don’t get it. So I’m taking off my Indie music hat and throwing on my DJ headphones and here’s how I think it should have gone down:
Album of the year: 21 by Adele
Song of the year: Rolling In The Deep by Adele
Record of the year: Born This Way by Lady Gaga
Rock album of the year: The Whole Love by Wilco
Rock song of the year: Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal performance: White Limo by Foo Fighters (because they’re nice guys who scream)
Best Alternative music album: Bad As Me by Tom Waits (because his music really can’t be categorized)
Best new artist: Foster The People
Best performance by Pop duo or group: Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5
Best Rap/Sung collaboration: Good Feeling by Flo Rida
Best Dance/Electronica album: Sorry For Party Rocking by LMFAO
Best short or long-form music video (because 1 category is enough for music videos): Sadness Is a Blessing by Lykke Li
Well, that’s about all I would change. Oh yeah, nicest guys and best acceptance speech can go to Foo Fighters. Because seriously, that’s got to be why they did so well.
…by Sandy Gritt