Monday, January 27, 2014

Grammy Winners

Album of the Year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Song of the Year: “Royals,” Lorde
Best Country Album: “Same Trailer, Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde
Best Rock Song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pre-Telecast Winners:
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Stepping Out, Herb Albert
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: To Be Loved, Michael Buble
Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley In Concert, Ziggy Marley
Best Spoken Word Album: America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Summertime Sadness, Cedric Gervais, Remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Break Every Chain [Live]“, Tasha Cobbs
Best Gospel Song: “If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]“, Tye Tribbett
Best Gospel Album: Greater Than [Live], Tye Tribbet,
Best Latin Pop Album: Vida, Draco Rosa,

Best Song Written For Visual Media:  “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Brady Wells and Roomful of Teeth, “Roomful of Teeth”
Best New Age Album: Love’s River, Laura Sullivan

Best Jazz Vocal Album:  Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter,

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue, Terri Lyne Carrington

Best Latin Jazz Album: Song For Maura, Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Sound City: Real To Reel, Butch Vig (Compilation Producer)

Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper

Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Skyfall”, Adele
Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell

Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picuture of You, Guy Clark

Best Dance Recording: “Clarity,” Zedd ft. Foxes
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
Best Comedy Album: Calm Down Gurrl, Kathy Griffin
Best Rap Performance: “Thift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Song: “Thift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Rap Album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best R&B Performance:  “Something,” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.
Best R&B Song: “Pusher Love Girl,” Justin Timberlake
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Unapologetic, Rihanna
Best R&B Albu: Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys
Best Blues Album: Get Up!, Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Best Music Film: Live Kisses, Paul McCartney
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars
Best Country Solo Performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
Best Country Song: “Merry Go Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne
Best Rock Performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams
Best Metal Performance: “God Is Dead,” Black Sabbath

Best Rock Album: Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin


Seven of Eleven said...

Yay for Lorde and a huge F-U for skipping Of Monsters and Men. Glad Imagine Dragons got best rock performance, though - Youtube those guys, they do not play in a sandbox.

Yay, Cyndi Lauper and yawn, Macklemore.

Glad to see Summertime Sadness on here (though I haven't heard the remix). Lana del Ray gets a lot of Girls-type grief, but she is truly talented.

And Stephen Mofo Colbert. Best pretend Canadian export ever.

sandybrook said...

I am soooo glad I didn't waste my time watching this shit last night. Just by looking at wht was nominated told me this would suck. The commercial music industry today is pathetic--loaded with talentless artists who will suck ass or dick to get ahead. Every genre of music, with the possible exception of country which stays pretty close to its roots, is horrid. Pop music is especially rancid and that's what dominates this show. People say the 80's was the worst period of time for the music industry, but guess what? That music still stands up now 30 yrs. later and the shit going on now won't even stand up in 2016. I feel bad for talented musicians who sat home watching this shit wondering why they cant get ahead in the profession they chose. You can't get ahead because having talent is different than what the industry looks for now.

horse teeth and bloody hands said...

tl;dr whine whine whine whine whine whine bitch moan whine whine whine whine whine

Lucas said...

How the fuck does Hootie win a Grammy for “Wagon Wheel" and Old Crow Medicine Show doesn't? Sigh.

Seven of Eleven said...

Uncle Sandy, you had coffee yet?

I didn't watch the Grammy Awards (they bore me and I hate to listen to music I don't like for a mere glimpse at my favorite performers), but there are some solid performers on this list.

@Lucas, I feel your pain.

Kat Chance said...

I hate your hot dogs.

Sophie Helene said...

@ sandybrook

I'm with you 100%. This was just a big giant infomercial.
I read the "pre telecast" winners with a little bit more interest though.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Led Zepplin?

Ray Nicolet said...

Colbert!! Halfway to his EGOT.

Kat Chance said...

What's an EGOT?

Kels said...

No Kendrick. Fuck this.

sandybrook said...

yeah@7 three cups, the pre-show list does have a few good ppl on it, maybe 5 tops. Music is generally on the highway to hell now though.

Kat Chance said...

7-11 coffee is disgusting.

sandybrook said...


Taylor Swift's Hair said...


Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@Nutty Lol
@Kels I know. Bullshit
@Seven i love me some Lana Del Rey that record was great.

Jay Z was such a dick last night...really sippy cup/ typical things. WOW

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

and Taylor is lame and she is not Tori Amos.

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

Didnt see it but it sounds very neat and socially conscious.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

@lucas slash Bob Dylan

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Taylor Swift will NEVER be Tori Amos. NEVER!!!

God that was the worst Grammys in a long time, IMHO. I thought 2013 and 2012 were standup shows. I really enjoyed every performance last year.

This year, well from the opener with that horrendous opener by Beyonce the writing was on the wall. Why in the world is she as hyped as she is?!?! I don't get it. I honestly think Justin Timberlake or Bruna Mars would have been a better choice. ANYTHING, would have been a better choice than that song she lip synched. Fucking horrendous.

I cut out around 10, and watched Downton. It was a much happier place for me.

I checked back in to watch the Macklemore and Madonna number. A bit too preachy and political for my taste. And, I did not find it edgy in the least.

Edgy would have been just a musician up there playing an instrument and singing.

I thought the number with Carol King and Sara Bareillas (Sp?) was great.

Pink was awesome, but the dude from Fun sounded like a cat dying.

Jamie Fox was trippin. His ad libbing was so WTF.

I loved Willie Nelson and crew.

I also thought the Daft Punk thing was fun, but why do they wear helmets. I don't get it.

The whole thing made me feel out of touch, annoyed and I was too sober to handle all of my emotions.

__-__=__ said...

Yay Gary Clark Jr.!!! Well deserved!

Susan said...

I also dug Chicago and Robin Thicke. It took 45 minutes for some good music to be performed. Unbelievable.

*Tara* said...


Sophie Helene said...

What @Susan said: "Edgy would have been just a musician up there playing an instrument and singing."

Susan said...

I actually found the commercials for Shakira's new album and Angelina's evil witch movie with the Lana Del Rey remake of a Disney song (WTF? Loved it.) more intriguing than the actual Grammys. The Justin Timberlake and Sophia Vergera ads also held my attention.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@susan I too thought the Mackelmore, Madonna, Queen thing was a bit preachy and political. It makes light of the situation. Really? Getting married at the Grammys. A place where they force people to hide their sexual orientation to sell records and now Grammys in on board with this moment. WOW

'We got married at the Grammys' just beautiful.

I believe you can love whoever you want and equal rights but that moment seemed very fake and heavy handed.

Also, not to diss Queen (even though I just used a performative) seems timely that she is doing this now.

Susan said...

Apologies for all of my typos in my long-ass rant. Eek! Multi-tasking, taking care of the kid and bitching on the internets on less than 1 cup of coffee is impacting my typing.)

@Orvilla. OMG. I'm so glad somebody else feels the same. I completely and truly support the marriage of all people. It's just that the whole presentation was like a Glee episode. And the whole time I was thinking, "I wonder how many of these couples will end up getting divorced." I'm going to hell. Hee.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@Susan It was a spectacle. It's a shame. Hell you say, I guess I will be burning with you;)

Seven of Eleven said...

@Susan, thanks for the heads up, I watched the Maleficient trailer with Lana del Ray - fascinating! (I'd link to it but... you know...) I love her voice.

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Susan said...

And I loved John Legend. But, I always love John Legend. Note to self: Must see John Legend play. Lang Lang was a treat as well, but I've never been into Metallica. (Ducking.) I appreciated the whole performance, though.

That's the thing with the Grammys. I like that viewers can be exposed to all different types of music. I think they really missed the boat this year. Oh well. What do I know? Just my 2 cent.

And I still stand by my love for Katy Perry's music dress. Only she can pull that off. It was kitschy. My husband told me I was nuts. Ha.

REH said...

No Kanye...niiiooooce

Eros said...

Yay for rihanna, bruno winning. Always loved pharrell before he got this big. I guess I will have to check out his newer stuff. I thought the blurred lines song was bleh but will have to see if his newer comps are any good before making judgements..Alas most of the musicians I like arent on here or up for awards and thats okay. (Kings of leon, radiohead, mumford & sons..) lorde is garbage. Her music bores me just like taylor swift

Kat Chance said...

I'm in love with being queen.

NapAssasin said...

Imagine Dragons/ Kendrick and the Reznor/QOTSA/buckingham performances made the show for me but the rock nominees were a fucking joke.

Steampunk Jazz said...

@ Orvilla, I would have skipped it completely but for the comments :-D
I cringed at the whole Mack/Madonna/Latifah marriage thing. I wanted to cry at how such an awesome! event in these couples lives were treated So shabbily...

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@Steampunk Right on! I'm still mystified by it.

Brenda L said...

I'm just happy LED ZEPPELIN won something!!! Woo hoo! It's the 70's again!

lislor said...

Word. Love him too!

Jacq said...

Who in the world names their kid Pat Smear

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

people ask us why we have black award shows and beauty contest...

Macklemore's win explains it all!

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

best R&B song Justin Timberlake really? wow

Stepforded said...

@Susan well those commercials sound like more fun than what I got ... being Mortein fly spray commercials - over and over again :-/

Stepforded said...

@Eros That's cool that you think Lorde is garbage - you should've heard what she said about your posts

TSA said...
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TSA said...

Enty, Any particular reason you left out Mandisa, Best Contemporary Christian Album - Overcomer; and the songwriters for her song, Overcomer, for Best Contemporary Christian Song???


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