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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