Okay, so usually every year I give you my picks for the Grammys, and this year’s no different, but to make it simpler and shorter, I won’t list the nominees, I’ll just talk a tiny little bit about my picks. So, without further ado, here we go!!
RECORD OF THE YEAR:
I’ll preface this one by saying as long as Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” doesn’t win, I’ll be set. With that said, yeah, no “Blurred Lines.” Ever. Also, I know Lorde’s “Royals” is a big favorite, but I don’t think it’s all that good. I find it really boring. And since Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” is too annoying to get my vote, for me it’ll ultimately be a toss-up between Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” or Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” purely because they’re both really inspired and catchy.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Honestly, I’ve only heard one of these records in its entirety, and that’s Taylor Swift’s Red. Is it the best album of the year? Not in my opinion, but I haven’t heard the other nominees’ records, so TaySwift wins by default.
SONG OF THE YEAR:Again, I think “Royals” is really boring, and the über-annoying song this time is “Just Give Me A Reason” by Pink and the dude from fun., which leaves me with three. I really like Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” isn’t too bad, just a little annoying, but my pick has to go to “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis purely for the hook and the subject matter.
BEST NEW ARTIST:
I’ve never heard of James Blake OR Kacey Musgraves, Ed Sheeran annoys me (you can tell that most of my picks so far have been who doesn’t annoy me, lol), and I think Kendrick Lamar’s just… okay, so I’m going with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis again.
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE:
I’ll just skip over “Royals” ‘cause you should know how I feel about it by now, Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” is okay, so is Katy Perry’s “Roar,” and I really like Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” but my vote goes to Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.” Simple, beautiful, great vocals, it’s the superior song.
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
"Just Give Me A Reason" by Pink and the fun. guy is annoying, I haven’t heard Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s "Stay," "Blurred Lines"… just… no, and I’m not gonna give it to "Suit And Tie" by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z (doesn’t Hova have enough already?), so my pick goes to Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’ "Get Lucky."
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
I haven’t heard any of these albums in their entirety, but I’m gonna go with Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience because the songs I have heard from it are really good.
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:I have my own problems with David Bowie so his song “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is a no-go, I’m not a fan of Alabama Shakes either so “Always Alright” isn’t getting my pick, I already told you that Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” sucks, and I love Zeppelin but the Grammys people are just kinda throwing them a bone by nominating the Celebration Day version of “Kashmir,” so for me, it’s a toss-up between Queens Of The Stone Age’s “My God Is The Sun” and Jack White’s “I’m Shakin’”….. buuuuuuuuuuuut maybe I’ll lean towards Jack White because I think he got ripped off last year and the Grammys need to make up for it.
BEST ROCK SONG:
Without a doubt in my mind, my pick goes to “Cut Me Some Slack” by Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear. You all know it’s the best rock song of the year. It’s got a former Beatle playing with the surviving members of Nirvana in the studio where Foo Fighters did a previous Grammy-winning album Echoes Silence Patience & Grace on the mixing board they used to record Nevermind. That much awesome can’t NOT be rewarded.
BEST ROCK ALBUM:
Lots of dinosaurs in this category, and I haven’t heard a single one of these albums: Black Sabbath’s 13, Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day, David Bowie’s The Next Day, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s Psychedelic Pill. Two recent bands are on there: one of them is Kings Of Leon’s Mechanical Bull, which I haven’t heard at all, so I’m gonna go with who’s left, Queens Of The Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork.
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM:
Haven’t heard any of these, so I can’t really make a pick.
Those are just, in my opinion, the major ones. If there’s a category you want me to make a decision on, let me know and I’ll add it on.
Oops, forget I ever made that post about not liking “FuckMyLife666.” I totally needed to hear it again (and hear it through headphones this time because I’m pretty sure the first time I heard it, it was coming through my laptop speakers that seem to always make everything sound like shit) and I think the production’s pretty good.
I’m gonna stand by what I said about the vocals being a little too loud and dry in the mix, ‘cause they kinda are, but hearing it again, everything else sounds fine.