Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Audacity of the Grammys

Reasons why the Grammys are irrelevant:

Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock.

New Artist: Amy Winehouse.

Alternative Music Album: "Icky Thump," The White Stripes.

Rock Album: "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," Foo Fighters.

Electronic/Dance Album: "We Are the Night," The Chemical Brothers.

Spoken Word: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream," Barack Obama.

For reals... the White Stripes, Chemical Brothers, and Foo Fighters? It's like straight up 2001 in here. However...

Reasons why there may still be hope:

Comedy Album: "The Distant Future," Flight of the Conchords.

Short Form Music Video: "God's Gonna Cut You Down," Johnny Cash.

Long Form Music Video: "The Confessions Tour," Madonna.

Record of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse.

Musical Album for Children: "A Green and Red Christmas," The Muppets.

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