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September 1, 2020 at 1:50 pm #1203680521
This Disclosure album is really growing on me, there are some great tracks. Pitchfork gave it a 6.5. I was underwhelmed at first because it doesn’t really have a big album feeling to it, its more like a collection of nice tracks. Tondo is growing to be one of my favorite tracks of the year. They could def be a frontrunner for electronic album.August 30, 2020 at 7:17 pm #1203676482
Well Blinding Lights is somewhat underwhelming video, but ROM is literally a cheap green screen video. There wasn’t really any super iconic video this year and BL was probably the most deserving. I’m just happy my girl Doja Cat won BNA!August 23, 2020 at 1:43 pm #1203662931
So in nine days are we starting a 2022 Grammy prediction thread? Or do we have to wait until after the 2021 Grammys are over?August 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm #1203661522
You are missing my point. I’m talking about overall popularity and impact. Gaga, JT, Drake and Bieber are significantly bigger than The Weeknd. Period.
These artists all have all had long careers with big hits at young ages, but at this current moment and for several years now The Weeknd’s is obviously bigger and hotter name than all these artists except for maybe Drake. Gaga and Bieber put out albums this year and nobody cared. Nobody listened to JT’s country album. Drake’s albums do big numbers but he has no quality control and people are starting to get tired of him. The Weeknd is A List and he is hot and relevant now unlike these hasbeens you listed.August 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm #1203661253
Hiphop, RnB and hiphop adjacent pop are more mainstream in America than internationally. Rappers and hiphop/pop artists are A-list stars in America, but internationally people would consider Ed Sheeran to be a bigger star than A$AP Rocky or Rick Ross. Also, with the exception of maybe Beyoncé and Rihanna, the American pop stars that are famous in Asia tend to be white stars because the media there can be racist and colorist. I have met Chinese before that thought that “American” is a race, and that Beyoncé is African because she is black, and they all know Taylor Swift but don’t know Kanye West even though they are wearing a pair of Yeezys. The pure pop artists may be bigger stars internationally, but stars like The Weeknd are still very much A-List in America and The Weeknd definitely has way more clout in America than Ed Sheeran.August 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm #1203661072
The hate for AH continues anyways stream invisible string to bring Abel v. Taylor people together and not let us tear them apart. Unlike Monsoon
I don’t get the disrespect for The Weeknd on this forum at all. In the real world he is a beloved star and AH is a vibe, here he is treated like a B-lister and there is no love for AH.August 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm #1203661057
I would be pissed if Taylor wins a third AOTY but honestly it wouldn’t be as horrible as last year when Eyelash robbed NFR. Cardigan can win SOTY even though it isn’t really one of the best songs of the year. She had a big era so she needs to win something, SOTY would be fine as long as she doesn’t rob AOTY from Fiona or The Weeknd.August 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm #1203661012
The Weeknd just posted on IG that he and Calvin Harris are releasing a song called Over Now this Friday. With his Spotify mini app, his TikTok concert and now this new song, he is not gonna lose to Taylor or Fiona without putting up a fight.August 22, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203660776
There is huge difference between creating something original and being successful and creating “one of the same” and being successful. That’s why Billie won and Ariana lost all the awards. The Weeknd will be lucky to win ROTY, all aspects considered.
The reason why everyone sounds like The Weeknd now is because he invented that woozy RnB-hiphop-pop blend and everyone else copied it. The best art is often the most imitated, but do not forget that The Weeknd was the original.August 21, 2020 at 11:51 pm #1203660016
The new Travis Scott song The Plan from Tenet OST is pretty good. Maybe a nomination for best song for visual media?August 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm #1203659417
This is really BTS’s last chance for a big US crossover push. They are all in their mid to late twenties now, and their stans are now reaching their twenties and outgrowing stan culture. Jin is currently 27 and he will need to begin his military service before he is 28. Even if they manage to all do their military service at the exact same time, the older members will be 30 by the time they are done with military.
Symbolically, Koreans think of military service as the time when boys become men. My Korean friend will say things like “only boys who haven’t completed military can wear their hair over their forehead, if you have completed military you need to get a men’s haircut”. So this is their final moments of being a “boy” band.
Big Bang used to be the biggest k boyband by far. All of the biggest boybands that have dominated for the last five years like BTS, EXO and Monsta X all rose to fame in the vacuum that was created when Big Bang went to military. And Big Bang rose to fame when Super Junior were in millitary. It seems to be a cycle that repeats in Kpop about once every 7 or 8 years. When BTS goes to millitary, the new generation of kpop boybands will rise up to replace them.August 21, 2020 at 12:27 pm #1203659072
I think Billie Eilish has one era wonder written all over her. Her second album should do OK as she is still a trendy teen star, and she will be mostly forgotten by her third album. Her sound and look is so trendy. There is nothing classic sounding about her music, it is going to age to sound extremely 2020 in the same way that Ke$ha’s old music now sounds extremely 2010.August 21, 2020 at 11:26 am #1203658944
Is the chorus of Bones supposed to be a double entendre? Or am I just a pervert to hear it that wayAugust 21, 2020 at 9:25 am #1203658634
Depending on how NAS is received, I think there is a chance she will be submitting that song instead, or doing a split with Say So for ROTY and NAS for SOTY. Some people will throw a tantrum that this song proves Doja Cat is racist, but objectively the songwriting is SOTY quality, this year’s Truth Hurts. We will have to see if society is ready to forgive her or if she is still cancelled. I just read a comment that she could release this for radio as “Men Ain’t Shhh”.August 21, 2020 at 9:13 am #1203658603
There is nothing good about BTS music. Pure garbage. LMAO, their fans should go and vote on their fan made grammys site because they don’t even know what the grammys are and how the winners are chosen?
I would have to disagree here. First off Jimin is a really great vocalist, that is undeniable. As for the band as a whole, they really did redefine the yearning boyband sound for the new era. It is Backstreet Boys in the hiphop and chill-edm era. Songs like Spring Day and Euphoria really hit deeper emotionally than 1D or recent American boybands, and that is even considering I can’t understand most of the lyrics.
That being said, they are single artists and a large majority of their content has always been pure filler. Dynamite really sounds like they are pandering to American tastes, but in doing so they sound super generic and they lost the sound that made them unique in the first place.