March 11, 2021 at 3:38 pm #1204109979
Dirty Computer was a great album. If I was a voter I would vote Cardi on this one though.March 11, 2021 at 3:45 pm #1204110000
Golden Hour is the rightful winner here.
ⓘ 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲.March 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm #1204110082
Childish Gambino winning SOTY and ROTY was incredible just for the record.
I really think he deserved it (although I wouldn’t have been mad with Shallow but they normally snub so many POC artists that I was happier for Childish Gamino [even though it doesn’t excuse all their other times they’ve snubbed diverse artists])March 11, 2021 at 4:21 pm #1204110089
Also judging how Future Nostalgia and Dua Lipa turned out, I think this was a great GF line up and every artist deserved their winMarch 11, 2021 at 4:28 pm #1204110105This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 11, 2021 at 8:03 pm #1204110436This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 11, 2021 at 9:14 pm #1204110602
Personal AOTY list tho
RIP SOPHIEMarch 11, 2021 at 9:19 pm #1204110610
As you can tell from my username Astroworld is one of my favorite albums of all time and was snubbed (Scorpion does not deserve to be here). But I have to say I love Golden Hour even more and it would have gotten my vote even with Astroworld in the lineupMarch 11, 2021 at 9:27 pm #1204110631This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 11, 2021 at 9:40 pm #1204110655
Kacey definitely deserved her win here. Golden Hour is a fantastic record and I say that as a guy who’s not usually a fan of country music. Janelle Monae’s album was also great and a worthy runner-up. I also loved Cardi’s album, it’s a great debut and certainly worthy of a nom here. Black Panther was a damn good soundtrack and also a worthy nominee, although Kendrick has four better albums. Brandi Carlile and H.E.R both put out good records but neither are something I’d consider for the win. Post Malone and Drake’s albums are both boring and forgettable and neither deserve nominations. And, yes, Travis Scott should’ve been nominated.March 11, 2021 at 9:58 pm #1204110679
I like IOP the best but golden hour deserved tooMarch 12, 2021 at 2:13 am #1204110993
I don’t like Sweetener, apart GIAW and some other tracks it is not good, it won a Granmy only due to TUN hype I think and I wouldn’t say it was AOTY material, but people predicted it for AOTY 2019 nom.March 12, 2021 at 2:26 am #1204111014
This is what Pitchfork wrote in 2019
Album of the Year
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You
Drake – Scorpion
Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Will Win: Golden Hour
Should Win: Invasion of Privacy
As a decidedly mainstream award, the Grammys make the most sense when they go to works that dominated the culture at large in the previous year—and, ideally, didn’t suck. For as much fun as it was when Album of the Year went to Arcade Fire in 2011, the Grammys’ track record with less commercially successful picks has tended toward extremely belated acknowledgements (take Steely Dan in 2001, Herbie Hancock in 2008, or Beck in 2015). By that logic, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy—which didn’t just command the zeitgeist in 2018, but also was more thoughtfully crafted than it had any commercial imperative to be—should be a shoo-in.
Bardi would be wise not to clear off AOTY-trophy mantel space just yet, though. With eight nominees, the potential for vote-splitting is huge, and fellow rap blockbusters Scorpion and Black Panther also have legitimate claims. Dirty Computer wasn’t as good as Monáe’s previous work, but she’s overdue some serious accolades—or will her R&B-inclined voters gravitate toward the young underdog H.E.R.? The Grammys being the Grammys (and thus designed to infuriate at least some portion of viewers), rewarding the SoundCloud-era success of Post Malone isn’t even out of the question. Americana singer-songwriter Carlile’s six-nod coup is one of the year’s feel-good Grammy stories, and if she runs the table in other categories, it’ll be hard to root against her here, especially given her genre’s strength in a longer format. But Musgraves is a known quantity to Grammys voters, with two wins on several prior nominations, and Golden Hour was a real triumph of her songwriting talents (though admittedly a fairly modest country seller). Don’t be shocked if it triumphs on Grammy night, too. –Marc Hogan
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