Friday, December 07, 2007


Yawn. I'm really out of touch with contemporary music. My very limited-due-to-ignorance reactions of the nominations:
  • Very surprised that Bruce didn't get an album of the year nomination.
  • "Before He Cheats," which I heard all summer for some reason (while I've never heard "Umbrella") is actually a solid bit of songwriting, and I'm cool with its Song of the Year nomination. Ditto for "Hey There Delilah" and "Rehab." I'm kind of shocked that I know three of the five!
  • Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - I actually think McCartney's Dance Tonight is a pretty bad performance
  • Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - Bono's vocal on "Window in the Skies" is gorgeous, actually, and very deserving.
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Bruce and "Radio Nowhere" vs. John Mellencamp and "Our Country" for me. Got to give it to Bruce.
  • Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - U2 gets the nod for their "Instant Karma" cover. Bet you know where my vote is going.
  • Best Rock Song - Go, "Radio Nowhere!"
  • Glad that Bruce got a nomination for Best Rock Album.
  • Neon Bible gets a nomination for Best Alternative Album. I'll take it.
  • Best Comedy Album - Steven Wright has a new album?? Must. Get.
  • Best Musical Show Album - Grey Gardens is pretty good, but Spring Awakening is better.
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media - Dreamgirls has to win this, no?
  • Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media - Babel already won the Oscar, but I did think Ratatouille was pretty fine.
  • Best Classical Crossover Album - A quick listen at iTunes shows that bass/baritone Thomas Quastoff's jazz album might actually be pretty good!

Until Whenever


Roger Green said...

I've stopped pretending that I'm up with most current music, especially by an artist that came to the fore in this century (vs. a new Bruce or new Macca).

Tosy And Cosh said...

I'm pretty much there too. After Arcade Fire I think the last band I fell in love with in "real time" was Radiohead.