March 9, 2021 at 1:37 am #1204097437
What an amazing lineup! Any of them would be a deserving winner IMO.March 9, 2021 at 2:21 am #1204097463
stay tuned.March 9, 2021 at 3:21 am #1204097502
Love 1989, but To Pimp a Butterfly deserved AOTY.
BD: Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)March 9, 2021 at 3:47 am #1204097541This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 9, 2021 at 4:45 am #1204097616
Taylor Swift, 1989 + Album of the Year win = BARF!March 9, 2021 at 5:10 am #1204097658
1989 album is okay but To Pimp A Butterfly is the best album of the decade so no one deserved more than Kendrick. Even Swift stans know that. Also D’Angelo snubbed for Black Messiah.
I bomb atomically.March 9, 2021 at 5:17 am #1204097674This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 9, 2021 at 5:55 am #1204097840
Kendrick was 100% ROBBED. Best album of the year, hell probably the best album of the past three years. To call it a classic doesn’t even do To Pimp A Butterfly justice, its TIMELESS. Its on par with flawless albums such as Illmatic, Criminal Minded, It Takes A Nation Of Millions, The Blueprint, Liquid Swords. Albums that, if someone were to ask you how could Rap music be considered art, you would immediately make them sit down and listen to every single song start to finish. Its an album that encompasses what it means to be a black male in a world where “Black Male” is often synonymous with “Beast”. It is black rage, joy, triumph, tragedy, despair and hope all expressed phenomenally in 16 tracks. Its Donald Goines meets Cornel West. Langston Hughes meets Fred Hampton. Its West Coast Funk, Southern Blues, Uptown Jazz, fused with contemporary trap and hard hitting 808s. It is absolutely the album of the year and there is NO argument, debate, or discourse that will ever lead me to think the contrary.March 9, 2021 at 7:21 am #1204098874
To Pimp a Butterfly A
Sound and Colour B+
Beauty Behind the Madness B-
Few albums have addressed racism as boldly and effectively as To Pimp a Butterfly, and we know damn well why it lost. Taylor Swift’s Max Martin move is excellent if not as empathetic with her audience as before, Weeknd’s Max Martin move is dull. Stapleton’s old school effort is at its core as cliched as any other male-fronted country album of recent years. The biggest snub for me would have to be Courtney Barnett, the working-class poet Lorde never quite was, D’Angelo should’ve been a no-brainer as well.March 9, 2021 at 7:22 am #1204098884
One of the strongest AOTY lineups in recent memory IMO. In any othee year any of those albums could’ve won.
1. Sound & Color
2. To Pimp A Butterfly
5. Beauty Behind the Madness
As for how it ended up going:
2. Sound & Color
3. To Pimp A Butterfly
5. Beauty Behind the MadnessMarch 9, 2021 at 7:36 am #1204098975
I loved this lineup, but To Pimp a Butterfly, easily.March 9, 2021 at 7:41 am #1204099048
If there were 8 slots, I think D’Angelo, Little Big Town and Mark Ronson would’ve been nominated as well.
Record of the Year: Hit Different by SZA ft. Pharrell Williams & co.
Song of the Year: Good Days by SZA ft. Jacob CollierMarch 9, 2021 at 8:42 am #1204099609
Taylor once again competed with a Billboard year-end #1 album, that spend 24 weeks in the top2 and later became the #2 album of the decade on the Billboard chart. Diamond single SIO, Blank Space soon to follow. With 3 #1 hits and two more top10‘s. Still charting. Big successful videos and Taylor already collected loads of awards&honors in 2015. She campaigned hard for this one.
Controversial to win over Kendrick sure, but the album has at least more arguments than say Traveler won.March 9, 2021 at 8:52 am #1204099702
Taylor once again competed with a Billboard year-end #1 album, that spend 24 weeks in the top2 and later became the #2 album of the decade on the Billboard chart. Diamond single SIO, Blank Space soon to follow. With 3 #1 hits and two more top10‘s. Still charting. Big successful videos and Taylor already collected loads of awards&honors in 2015. She campaigned hard for this one. Controversial to win over Kendrick sure, but the album has at least more arguments than say Traveler won.
Selling is important to these awards which i wish it shouldn’t be important. But when a white person like Adele and Taylor Swift did make the best selling album, it’s a near lock for them winning AOTY but when a black person like Beyonce and Kendrick make the best selling album, Grammys will go for lesser selling albums like Beck and Bruno Mars.
I bomb atomically.March 9, 2021 at 9:04 am #1204099766
Umm.. Taylor rightfully won. Thats not Kendrick’s best album so I’m fine with him losing. If anyone other than Taylor shouldve won for me I PERSONALLY wouldve gave it to The Weeknd. Beauty Behind the Madness was so well crafted.
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