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October 13, 2019 at 3:07 am #1203134116
Does anyone know anything about Young Thug and James Blake submissions?September 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm #1203085905
Anyone got an idea what might show up in the classical nominations?September 18, 2019 at 8:05 am #1203084221
I’m rooting for Fantasia for R&B Performance.September 18, 2019 at 6:10 am #1203083982
Ariana “songs”? Lol. Let’s not act like “7 Rings” would stand a chance to begin with. Heck I could see that song being shut out altogether. The category isn’t as weak as it used to be back then.
Following what I said in my previous post, I’m pretty sure “7 rings” does stand a chance. It’s, for me, one of the more entertaining and catchy tracks. However, I’m not ruling out her great vocals on “imagine” and her performance on “thank u, next,” but “7 rings,” for me, might just be Ariana’s frontrunner submission.September 18, 2019 at 6:08 am #1203083977
I’m not sure the Grammys exactly looks at vocal prowess when considering nominees and winners in the Pop Solo Performance category. Have songs with vocal prowess won in the past? Sure. But also, songs like “Royals” and “Happy” that aren’t exactly big on vocals have won too. Remember, this category merges three former categories; Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Before, it was sort of the trend that the best singer, vocally, would have the cake. Now, I’m starting to notice, especially following the merger, that this category has somewhat become Record of the Year but for pop performances alone.
So, in my opinion, if songs like “Royals” can win here, “bad guy” has a great chance of winning here as well.September 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm #1203083649
I’ve been rotating it from Rock to Alternative and viceversa. It does feel a bit more electronic-based than past winners, and it would fit in better with St Vincent/Beck type of songs than Greta Van Fleet and Ghost, so I left it in Alternative. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s slotted in Pop or Rock though.
Remember, like I said in my last post, The War on Drugs’s A Deeper Understanding won in the rock category, so, Trench should be considered there as well. St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION and Beck’s Colors dabble with more experimental rock and art rock fusions, that’s why they were considered in the Alternative Music category. Another good example of what alternative is is Björk’s Utopia, which was also nominated this year.September 17, 2019 at 6:15 am #1203081972
Out of curiosity, it’s not sure that twenty-one pilots will be submitted in Alternative Album, is it? I really hope they won’t contaminate the category.
The Alternative Music Album category, as the name implies, if for Alternative music only. It does not include, I believe, soft rock music like what Twenty One Pilots’ Trench consists primarily of. The War on Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding was, in my opinion, far softer in terms of rock than Trench. Greta Van Fleet’s From the Fires was also wasn’t a deep hard rock album, a bit similar to Trench. So, in my opinion, Twenty One Pilots Trench isn’t eligible in the Alternative Music category. To me, it’s clear rock.September 16, 2019 at 10:10 pm #1203081555
BEST ROCK SONG 1. This Land by Gary Clark Jr. 2. Cringe by Matt Maeson 3. The Hype by Twenty-One Pilots 4. Unsainted by Slipknot 5. Are You Bored Yet? by Wallows featuring Clairo BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE 1. Cringe by Matt Maeson 2. This Land by Gary Clark Jr. 3. Go by The Black Keys 4. Fear Incoculum by TOOL 5. BLOW by Ed Sheeran featuring Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars BEST ROCK ALBUM 1. This Land by Gary Clark Jr 2. Fear Inoculum by TOOL 3. Let’s Rock by The Black Keys 4. Western Stars by Bruce Springteen 5. Help Us Strangee by The Raconteurs BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM 1. Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood 2. Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend 3. Trench by twenty-one pilots 4. Nothing Happens by Wallows 5. i,i by Bon Iver (I’m assuming Lana, Maggie & Billie are going pop)
Western Stars is an Americana album, not rock. This Land, I believe, is more fitting in the Contemporary Blues field.September 15, 2019 at 11:16 pm #1203079286
Is Yosemite eligible for Rap Performance?
No. It was released as a single August 3rd 2018 and the clock started ticking October 1st 2018, so, that’s why it ideally shouldn’t be, but you never know really what could happen as, ideally, a song like “Truth Hurts,” released two seasons ago (September 19 2017), is now getting a lot of Grammy buzz due to its sudden popularity. Even if that’s the case with “Yosemite,” that it’s eligible because it gained popularity during this current season, I doubt it’d even get a nomination because, for me, it’s not a standout rap performance.September 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm #1203077172
Are y’all really saying that Travis doesn’t make Rap?
Not necessarily. But I must admit his music is very R&B-intensive for me. At the end of the day though, it’s still rap.