Grammy Nominations 2012 Reaction

6 Dec

I know, this post is quite late but I want to express my views on it and have a little rant with the world. Last week the long awaited Grammy anominatipons were announced. There were some surprises, some obvious choices and some choices that made me realise why I hate the Grammys.


As I suspected, Adele was nominated for some big ones but to my surprise only six. Nevertheless, she did get six but still, I expected more. Kanye West actually led the nominations with seven, but surprisingly the only major one that he is nominated for is Best Song with All of the Lgihts. I am not a rap fan, I hate a lot of rap that comes out today but there is some good rap that is produced and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was a good example of this. It is going down as one of my favourite rap records of all time along with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Sure, he’s nominated for a lot of the Rap categories but I was expecting at least an Album of the Year nomination.

Adele. After my trip to New York I realised that America loves Adele. I thought they liked her here, but every radio station played her, every person with their iPod out was listening to her. I think that these nominations really aren’t deserved, read my review of 21 to find out why I don’t like her but in short, she has a great voice, but her music is really dull and extremely repetitive. I’ll be posting some predictions in the coming weeks but I’m calling Adele to win quite a few.

Let’s just go through album of the year. Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady GaAGa, Adele and the Foo Fighters. Wow. That is the worst lineup of nominees for A LONG, LONG TIME. Seriously? Rihanna? Bruno Mars? Come on, this isn’t music! This is manufactured pop with no thought or originality just some catchy choruses to be played over and over on radio stations. It’s disgusting that these nominees are supposedly the Best Albums of the year. What has happened to America’s view of Music? This is why I respect the Mercury Awards more.

Not even one nominee for Let England Shake. PJ Harvey hasn’t got a single nomination here. That is a disgrace. I’m speechless.

Thank god for Bon Iver, for mixing some, at least, some quality music into the nominations. Holocene has a few nominations and so does the album. I absolutely love Bon Iver and I’m glad that they’re getting some recognition after a lot fo hard work. What I don’t get is that they’re nominated for Best New Artist. For Emma, Forever Ago (one of my favourite albums of all time) came out in 2008?! Hardly new.

The Grammys supposedly show the best of American music and this is it? Disgusting. This is my worst post to date by far purely because I am so annoyed with these nominees that I just need to rant. To summarise, the Grammy’s suck and all they’ve nominated are terrible, generic pop songs that will be forgotten before long. I have no respect for the Grammys.

4 Responses to “Grammy Nominations 2012 Reaction”

  1. colincarman December 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    America does indeed love Adele, and for good reason: those pipes, that retro-soul sound. Good thing they kept Bon Iver in mind to eschew stale popularity for some real substance. The Grammys are truly terrible though.

    • aculturedlad December 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

      Look, I think she’s got a lot of talent. Having said that, her songs are extremely repetitive and feel monotonous. I don’t like that she’s being marketed as a soul artist because it feels like it’s an average pop record. I’m glad you like Bon Iver! They’re a great band :).

  2. jimmurphy66 December 11, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    I could not agree more – I watched with my 12 year old daughter so she could see that hopeless Beiber kid sing and near the end of the show I tweeted that I believed that real talent exists, but you will not find it at the Grammys!

    • aculturedlad December 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

      Thanks for the comment!

      Glad someone agrees with me! I don’t know who’s picking these nominees but I think they need to listen to some proper music. Not this. Loved your tweet and have started to follow you!

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