Home Forums Music Is Billie the least talented AOTY winner?

Is Billie the least talented AOTY winner?

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 31 through 45 (of 47 total)
Created
9 months ago
Last Reply
9 months ago
46
replies
2223
views
28
users
Marcus Snowde..
4
kenboi99
4
braydenfitzsi..
3
  • Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203317502

    yikes comedians won AOTY back then??

    Comedy records were big deals back then since it was the only form of home media available.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203317513

    Albeit WWAFAWDEG being a lackluster AOTY winner, Billie is far from talentless.

    The album is anything but a lackluster winner. It’s a debut album by a 17 year old girl & her former Glee star brother recorded in the bedroom in their parents house features dark trap-pop songs about suicide, depression, loneliness and grief.

    Billie winning is a breath of fresh especially after the boring 1-2-3 Kacey, Bruno & Adele.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    betty
    Joined:
    Sep 27th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203317534

    The album is anything but a lackluster winner. It’s a debut album by a 17 year old girl & her former Glee star brother recorded in the bedroom in their parents house features dark trap-pop songs about suicide, depression, loneliness and grief.

    Billie winning is a breath of fresh especially after the boring 1-2-3 Kacey, Bruno & Adele.

    ill give you Adele but Bruno and Kacey’s are great albums.

    FYC: Taylor Swift
    AOTY: folklore
    ROTY: exile feat. Bon Iver
    SOTY: cardigan
    Pop Solo: cardigan
    PD/G: exile feat. Bon Iver
    PVA: folklore
    Country Solo: betty
    Country Song: betty
    American Roots Performance: seven
    American Roots Song: seven
    Rock Performance: august
    Rock Song: august
    Traditional R&B: False God
    R&B Song: False God
    Song Visual Media: Only The Young
    Song Visual Media: Beautiful Ghosts
    Music Film: Miss Americana
    Music Video: The Man

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Boidiva02
    Joined:
    May 24th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319100

    I know Billie is very popular right now, but she reminds me a lot of Alanis Morissette or Fiona Apple. In that they found massive success when they were really young, got extremely popular and influential and I suspect will find it very difficult to maintain that level of success and influence in the long term. She might put out 2-3 more albums and have some success but in the long term I don’t think she’s going to be around 5, 10, 15 years from now. At least not at the same level of commercial success.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Babygirl
    Joined:
    Sep 12th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319105

    The album is anything but a lackluster winner. It’s a debut album by a 17 year old girl & her former Glee star brother recorded in the bedroom in their parents house features dark trap-pop songs about suicide, depression, loneliness and grief.

    Billie winning is a breath of fresh especially after the boring 1-2-3 Kacey, Bruno & Adele.

    Bruno was a great winner (though Kendrick deserved more) but I agrih with everything else.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    ciguanaba
    Joined:
    Jan 26th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319115

    I know Billie is very popular right now, but she reminds me a lot of Alanis Morissette or Fiona Apple. In that they found massive success when they were really young, got extremely popular and influential and I suspect will find it very difficult to maintain that level of success and influence in the long term. She might put out 2-3 more albums and have some success but in the long term I don’t think she’s going to be around 5, 10, 15 years from now. At least not at the same level of commercial success.

    Alanis maybe.
    But Fiona has only grown as an artist and released some of the best music of this young century. Neither Billie or any other female or male songwriters can touch her.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by ciguanaba.
    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by ciguanaba.
    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Boidiva02
    Joined:
    May 24th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319118

    That said, in my opinion here are some of the least deserving winners of AOTY (talent aside, these winners are imho not so deserving):

    1997- Falling Into You (Celine Dion): By all accounts Celine has a lot of talent as a singer. But this album was not a very good album; was nothing special and frankly should not have beaten Beck, The Fugees, Smashing Pumpkins or the Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack (which in case you weren’t around or don’t recall was a massively successful and influential album)

    2002- O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack: This abomination of an album beat out India.Arie’s masterpiece “Acoustic Soul” and also beat out OutKast for “Stankonia”, U2 for “All That You Leave Behind” (and I’m NO U2 Fan, but they would have been a deserving choice) and Bob Dylan for “Love and Theft.”

    Both of Taylor Swift’s wins. Taylor clearly has talent, but is she deserving of two AOTY albums? I’m going with no. not in this lifetime. Not when Madonna has never won AOTY, Mariah has never won and Janet has never won. Sorry Taylor you don’t deserve two.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Boidiva02
    Joined:
    May 24th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319120

    Alanis maybe.
    But Fiona has only grown as an artist and released some of the best music of this young century. Neither Billie or any other female or male songwriters can touch her.

    Maybe true but my point was more about ability to maintain commercial success and remain popular and relevant within the music industry. Something Fiona has not been able to do (or maybe doesn’t want to do?)

    In the late 1990’s Fiona was all over the place; a huge bonafide star. She was super famous and by 2006 it was like she had never existed.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    BYEDON2020
    Joined:
    Nov 29th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319247

    I don’t particularly think she is a bad artist. But that she sweeps that the Grammys is kinda sus. I really don’t need to or want to argue over someone’s talent. I am here to review music and give my opinion on Grammy issues. I mean there’s a bunch of people that are talented in the world, but what do you have to say. A teenager speaking about suicide, substance abuse, climate change, sexual orientation, and young people dying too young is refreshing from the pop landscape of putting out the most cookie-cutter pop songs. I really do think it deserved to take AOTy, even though not ROTY or SOTY, but nonetheless, I am happy for her.

    If you are in the US, vote! It’s important if live in the following swing states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    betty
    Joined:
    Sep 27th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319258

    I don’t particularly think she is a bad artist. But that she sweeps that the Grammys is kinda sus. I really don’t need to or want to argue over someone’s talent. I am here to review music and give my opinion on Grammy issues. I mean there’s a bunch of people that are talented in the world, but what do you have to say. A teenager speaking about suicide, substance abuse, climate change, sexual orientation, and young people dying too young is refreshing from the pop landscape of putting out the most cookie-cutter pop songs. I really do think it deserved to take AOTy, even though not ROTY or SOTY, but nonetheless, I am happy for her.

    my thoughts exactly.

    FYC: Taylor Swift
    AOTY: folklore
    ROTY: exile feat. Bon Iver
    SOTY: cardigan
    Pop Solo: cardigan
    PD/G: exile feat. Bon Iver
    PVA: folklore
    Country Solo: betty
    Country Song: betty
    American Roots Performance: seven
    American Roots Song: seven
    Rock Performance: august
    Rock Song: august
    Traditional R&B: False God
    R&B Song: False God
    Song Visual Media: Only The Young
    Song Visual Media: Beautiful Ghosts
    Music Film: Miss Americana
    Music Video: The Man

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    JDM
    Joined:
    Feb 25th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319398

    Imagine making a thread that shades a teenager for winning Album Of The Year! She’s more successful than any of us and here we are having a discussion about if she’s talented or not… go listen to her song lovely from 13 reasons why and tell me that’s not talent!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    alex00g2
    Joined:
    Sep 20th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203319407

    No…….I mean the following have won AOTY and aren’t great: 1)Toto 2)Blood, Sweat & Tears 3)Steely Dan

    I’m pretty sure all of these were talented enough in one way or another. For example, Steely Dan made some great music in the 1970’s and they turn up on a lot of ‘best of the 1970’s’ lists. Then they took a 20 year break and got given a catch up win in 2001.

    Should they have won AOTY with that album? No, but they were certainly talented.

    Regarding Billie, we don’t really know. No one really knows how much input she has into her songwriting and there is probably no way she would be there if Finneas wasn’t her brother. But it’s also true that Finneas hasn’t had any hits with any other artists, so she is clearly contributing something unique to those songs.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Tooner
    Joined:
    Dec 8th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203320401

    I’m pretty sure all of these were talented enough in one way or another. For example, Steely Dan made some great music in the 1970’s and they turn up on a lot of ‘best of the 1970’s’ lists. Then they took a 20 year break and got given a catch up win in 2001. Should they have won AOTY with that album? No, but they were certainly talented. Regarding Billie, we don’t really know. No one really knows how much input she has into her songwriting and there is probably no way she would be there if Finneas wasn’t her brother. But it’s also true that Finneas hasn’t had any hits with any other artists, so she is clearly contributing something unique to those songs.

    Finneas produced Lose You to Love Me so he has had some success recently with other artists but yeah nothing compared to what Billie has achieved

    ReplyCopy URL
    #1203320411

    No…….I mean the following have won AOTY and aren’t great: 1)Toto 2)Blood, Sweat & Tears 3)Steely Dan

    That Blood, Sweat & Tears win is such a WTF.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    syrus80
    Joined:
    Nov 11th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203321032

    The only good song in her catalogue is “Ocean Eyes.”

    This album is…as Lotus would put it…trash!

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 31 through 45 (of 47 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
haiment... - Oct 20, 2020
Music
2021rav... - Oct 20, 2020
Music