February 10, 2013 by Wayne.
Now, the Grammys are obviously a joke of an awards ceremony but there are some seriously good stuff nominated this year. Unlikely to win, of course, but at least they’re nominated. From that bunch, here’s who I want the winners to be:
Record of the Year: Frank Ocean – Thinking About You
Not even my favorite song off Channel Orange (and Lonely Boy isn’t the best off El Camino), but well, who else deserves it? Taylor Swift?
Album of the Year: Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Blunderbuss was good but come on, nothing on the list even compares.
Song of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Realistically, it’s probably a toss up between this and We Are Young.
Best New Artist: Frank Ocean
How the hell is fun. nominated as a new artist?!
Best Rock Album: Jack White – Blunderbuss
Thought it was pretty fun that Muse was even nominated. Again, strongest album on the list but not the best rock album of the year.
Best R&B Song: Miguel – Adorn
The fuck is up with the nominees
Best Rap Album: Nas – Life is Good
Life is Good is probably the 4th or 5th best rap album of 2012 but eh, the other nominees are shit.
Best Rap Song: Jay Z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
I love Nas’ Daughters, but come on, this isn’t even a contest. Niggas in Paris is probably the most deservedly self-congratulatory single in the history of rap. Although maybe Daughters should win best rap song and Niggas best rap performance
Best Pop Duo: Gotye ft Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
Best Pop Solo Performance: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Chris Botti – Impressions
Well, it’s the only one I’ve listened to.
Best Pop Vocal Album: n/a since all the nominees were pretty shite on the vocal front
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex – Bangarang
Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Well, they deserve to win something, I guess. Though Jack White shoulda been nominated
Best Hard Rock Performance: Marilyn Manson – No Reflection
This was actually a pretty mediocre song off the album. To be honest, can’t decide between this and I’m Alive by Anthrax
Best Rock Song: n/a since wtf nominees
Best Alternative album: Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
Strongest album out of the contenders
Best Urban Contemporary Album: I don’t even know what the hell this means but Channel Orange
Best R&B album: Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
meh nominees again
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay Z, Yeezy, Frank Ocean – No Church in the Wild
I have a suspicion that the Nas + Winehouse song will win
Best Country whatever: who gives a shit
Best Jazz instrumental album: None of the nominees
Best short form music video: Woodkid – Run Boy Run
Best soundtrack: None of them! But if forced to choose, Hans Zimmer for Dark Knight Rises (one of his weakest ones so far)