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May 21, 2022 at 10:03 am #1204959148
We Don’t Talk About Bruno/Encanto was fad of the year. It wasn’t happening in January and it’s definitely not happening now.May 18, 2022 at 4:22 pm #1204955981
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers now 89 on Metacritic, only 1 point above 30… take that as you will!May 16, 2022 at 1:27 pm #1204953949
He made his intention clear when he said it’s not gonna make it YE lists. You can say Adele sweeping and Kendrick is never gonna win a GF award. I’m okay with that but his energy, his intention is bad.
I said what I said. My intention is to objectively discuss the 2023 Grammy contenders. I didn’t even attack the album (I too would give it a middle-range 7).
There’s the Kendrick Lamar thread if you’re looking for only super positive comments.May 16, 2022 at 10:43 am #1204953828
Kudos to Pitchfork for finally taking Kendrick’s d!ck out of their mouth and giving an honest review.
Rolling Stone just gave the album a 70 too. It is down to 94 on Metacritic. Bookmark me when I tell you that this album won’t place top 5 on YE critic aggregates.
Of course, Grammy voters aren’t checking Metacritic or AOTY YE lists to decide their votes, but all of this hurts Kendrick who is supposed to be a critical king. The AOTY winning talk needs to end.May 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm #1204951315
30 remains unchallenged for AOTY (out of the mainstream contenders). Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is even less Grammy-friendly than DAMN.
Onto waiting for Harry’s reception next week…May 9, 2022 at 9:21 pm #1204947761
Jack Harlow SHOULD miss Rap Album. The album is genuinely the worst album I’ve heard in years. So incredibly generic; as if he took all the worst aspects of Drake and put them in a blender.
A shame because I used to be a massive Jack Harlow fan. His EP ‘Sweet Action’ is amazing and demonstrated a more edgier/weird artistry. His success has hindered his talent.April 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm #1204922204
Kendrick is definitely a lock for an AOTY nomination, and should be a top 3 contender… but I’m not really feeling a win.
Rap has a MUCHHH stronger bias against it than R&B. There’s been 1 rap AOTY winner, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (which was arguably very pop influenced with the biggest single being Hey Ya!), and 1 rap R/SOTY winner, This Is America. Compare that to R&B with multiple AOTY winners, and multiple R/SOTY winners.
The difference between Kendrick Lamar and a Jon Batiste win or a potential Beyoncé win is their appeal outside of their respective genres. Of course a voter can like music completely different from their own, but on a pure sonically/musically aspect Jon Batiste appealed to MULTIPLE different genres (Americana, Jazz, Classical), while Beyoncé appeals to Pop. Kendrick squarely appeals to rap, and maybe R&B.
I won’t rule out the possibility of him winning, but it is definitely a very steep uphill battle.April 6, 2022 at 9:51 am #1204906342
Voter fatigue is definitely real, Billie Eilish proved that this year, but that is because unlike Adele, Billie was doing this back to back to back (not to mention Adele’s wins were MUCH stronger than Billie’s). Adele benefits from taking ages to release, so even if she “always” wins, it doesn’t feel like it because her last win was ages ago.
If anyone is likely to get “voter fatigue” it will be Adele’s biggest competition, Silk Sonic, who just SWEPT this year…April 4, 2022 at 5:59 pm #1204904255
I don’t think it’s necessary. There’s not enough good pop songs by groups. Pop is a genre of solo artists. What is actually necessary is Best Pop Song category. It’s the only big field without a songwriting category and I don’t understand why.
The de facto reasoning used to be that “the Pop Song winner would just be the same as the SOTY because Pop songs always win so it’s unnecessary”. But now that this year marked the 5th straight year of the SOTY winner not winning any Pop categories, it is clear that the de facto reasoning isn’t valid.
Pop Song is long overdue!April 3, 2022 at 9:54 pm #1204902696
HOLY HELL!! I’m #1 on the leaderboard! 😭😭😭
Totally wasn’t expecting that! So thankful that I stuck to my guts in some categories; especially Musical Theater, which is probably my most proud prediction ever!
SO happy for Doja, SZA, Jazmine, and Jon for FINALLY giving us a black AOTY winner for the first time in years!
Kind of bittersweet about Billie, who I was rooting for the most, but she’s already a 7x winner, so I’m sure she’s fine!April 3, 2022 at 10:14 am #1204895973
NO SUCH THING AS A LOCK AT THE GRAMMYS BUT THESE ARE PRETTY CLOSE
1. Rap Album: DONDA
2. Music Film: Summer Of Soul
3. Música Urbana Album: El Último Tour Del Mundo
4. Visual Media Score: Soul
5. Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
6. Traditional R&B Performance: Fight For You
7. Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Love For Sale
8. Rock Song: Waiting On A War
9. Rap Performance: Family Ties
10. Pop Duo/Group Performance: I Get A Kick Out Of You
11. Country Album: Starting Over
12. R&B Performance: Leave The Door Open
13. Pop Vocal Album: Sour
14. R&B Song: Leave The Door Open
15. R&B Album: Heaux Tales
16. Song Of The Year: Happier Than Ever
17. Country Solo Performance: You Should Probably Leave
18. Rock Performance: Nothing Compares 2 U
19. Rap Song: Jail
20. Album Of The Year: Happier Than Ever
21. Record Of The Year: Happier Than Ever
22. Country Song: Cold
23. Country Duo/Group Performance: Younger Me
24. Visual Media Song: Fight For You
25. Music Video: Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
26. Pop Solo Performance: drivers license
27. Melodic Rap Performance: Hurricane
28. Rock Album: Medicine At Midnight
29. Alternative Music Album: Daddy’s Home
NO GUTS, NO GLORY
30. Latin Pop Album: Revelación
31. Musical Theater Album: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical
WHO FUCKING KNOWS
32. Visual Media Compilation: Respect
33. Progressive R&B Album: Dinner Party: DessertApril 3, 2022 at 9:41 am #1204895872
I am almost certain that there will be an upset somewhere in the Pop Field, I’m just not quite sure where. There’s been at least one upset the past 5 years (with a whopping 3 upsets last year), and this year’s predicted winners feel very safe…
Pop Solo is probably the most likely category this year to upset.April 1, 2022 at 10:16 am #1204892940
I don’t know why Pitchfork’s predictions were ever held as a Bible that you guys were eagerly waiting for. Because they got the last 4 AOTYs right?… Babe, each of those wins were painfully obvious. Multiple users on this forum can brag about that as well, yet we aren’t taking their predictions this year as scripture.
As Anna said, this year is the first AOTY race in ages that truly feels open-ended. There are multiple people who can genuinely win. So I wouldn’t be basing my prediction off a music critic publication whose past accuracy rate wouldn’t even put them among the top 24 on GD leaderboards.March 27, 2022 at 8:53 pm #1204883855
Waiting for the Grammys to announce Kanye is allowed to perform now…Not now