Thursday, February 09, 2006

Grammys!??!?

FIELD 5 - ALTERNATIVE

Category 22 - Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Funeral
The Arcade Fire
[Merge Records]

* Guero
Beck
[Interscope Records]

* Plans
Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic Records]

* You Could Have It So Much Better
Franz Ferdinand
[Domino]

* Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes
[Third Man/V2 Records]



Don't you mean, "Best Less Popular Album" or something? This stuff is alterative? Hmmm... Plans isn't very alternative, I don't think. Nah. (Oh yeah, and somehow Franz Ferdinand is considered in the "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal"... so they're alternative when it comes to the album, but Rock in this one song!???!?! [Note: This is not to imply that I thought You Could Have... is best Rock album material, I'm just rambling here.])

Category 21 - Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

* X&Y
Coldplay
[Capitol Records]

* In Your Honor
Foo Fighters
[RCA Records]

* A Bigger Bang
The Rolling Stones
[Virgin Records]

* How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
U2
[Interscope Records]


* Prairie Wind
Neil Young
[Reprise Records]

You were right, B, U2 was considered this year as well. They won 3 grammys last year for stuff from How to..., and now they win 5 more grammys for it. 8 for one album!? Insane.

NO WAY. "Beverly Hills" was nominated for Best Rock Song????!!?!?!?!??

Also, Kelly Clarkson beats out Paul McCartney Best Pop Vocal Album (can't judge here-- haven't heard either of them).

That's all I've got for now. The Grammy Site hasn't highlighted all of the winners yet...

3 comments:

  1. Kelly Clarkson's album has awesome vocals on it so that's good that she won.

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  2. Alternative = indie, I think. Pretty much. They just don't know how to handle stuff that's not in the mainstream.

    I'm sure U2 times their record releases to capitalize on this. They did singles first ("Beautiful Day", "Vertigo") and then release the actual album after the deadline so it goes into next year's categories. Seems to work.

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  3. Yeah, Kelly Clarkson can really, um, vocalize.

    "Beverly Hills" ... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

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