Archive: Grammys

Post Rock's Grammy picks

Nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced last night with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga earning the most nods. I skipped viewing the nomination telecast for a Sonny Rollins gig at the Kennedy Center (check Post Rock for more on that later), but Ann Powers at...

By Chris Richards | December 3, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (4)

Twittering the Grammys

The main question coming into this year's Grammys is -- might they actually not be totally lame this year? I'll believe it when I see it, but the shockingly relevant list of nominees and performers leaves me optimistic, at least as much as I can be about a self-congratulatory industry...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2009; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (7)

Grammy Nominations Recap

A funny thing happened when Celine Dion read the nominees for album of the year during last night's Grammy nominations concert: there was no reason to gasp in horror or befuddlement. All five of this year's nominees are, well, pretty good. Maybe even very good. And it's even a relatively...

By David Malitz | December 4, 2008; 09:08 AM ET | Comments (3)

Grammys Diary, Part 2

9:33: George Lopez seems to be suffering from Random Misplaced Word Stress syndrome. 9:35: Brad Paisley is performing and I'm confused. Where are the tumbling dancers? Where are the special effects? Where are the random, scantily clad women? (No, seriously, where are they?) That was a mighty fine performance by...

By David Malitz | February 10, 2008; 11:46 PM ET | Comments (8)

Grammys Diary, Part 1

J. Freedom's in L.A. but I'm sitting here in front of a TV and computer on Grammy night, so why not make myself useful? Some assorted, chronological thoughts on the 50th Grammy Awards. 8:01: Alicia Keys and Frank Sinatra duet to kick things off. Sinatra sounds surprisingly sprightly for a...

By David Malitz | February 10, 2008; 09:47 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Grammys. Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

What's an awards show without "experts" making predictions? (Answer: The American Music Awards.) So in advance of Sunday's Grammy Awards J. Freedom and I tackled some of the major categories, and we now offer our thoughts on who will win (David's predictions) and who should win (J. Freedom's predictions). A...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2008; 08:58 AM ET | Comments (7)

Ranking the Grammy Album of the Year Winners

The Grammys turn 50 on Sunday, so we figured it would be fun to take all of the Best Album winners and rank 'em, 1 to 50. Then we looked at the list and decided to limit it to the last 40 years. For that first decade, it was almost...

By David Malitz | February 6, 2008; 05:38 PM ET | Comments (10)

 

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