Its been a little over a week since the Grammy nominations were announced. The Grammy Awards will air on Feb 10th.
This year there seems to be a interesting mix of artistry. We were happy to see Jack White nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR with Blunderbuss. RECORD OF THE YEAR nom nod to Gotye for “Somebody That I Used to Know”. For SONG OF THE YEAR, a little shocked to see Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call me Maybe” – perhaps the most annoying song of the year, we hope that fun. can come away with the award for “We Are Young”.
The BEST NEW ARTIST category is the most interesting:
We are rooting for Florence + the Machine to win BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO/GROUP & BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM. For BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE we are torn between Alabama Shakes for “Hold On” and Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”.
Another category that has us torn is BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fiona Apple
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83
Bad as Me, Tom Waits
We are rooting for Little Big Town to win BEST COUNTRY GROUP PERFORMANCE with “Pontoon”, Esperanza Spalding for BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM.
BEST AMERICANA ALBUM has become a hot category we love all the noms;
The Carpenter, The Avett Brothers
From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
The Lumineers, The Lumineers
Babel, Mumford & Sons
Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt
as is BEST BLUES & FOLK ALBUM (respectively):
BEST BLUES ALBUM
33 1/3, Shemekia Copeland
Locked Down, Dr. John
Let It Burn, Ruthie Foster
And Still I Rise, Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It on Home, Joan Osborne
BEST FOLK ALBUM
Leaving Eden, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Election Special, Ry Cooder
Hambone’s Meditations, Luther Dickinson
The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, (Various Artists) Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano, producers
We are pulling for Anoushka Shankar / Ravi Shankar to take the BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM category for Traveller, Holly George-Warren & Elizabeth Mitchell – Woodstock area musicians for their noms – more on that on Wednesday’s post.
Looking forward to seeing how our picks do!
Click here for a complete listing of the noms so you can choose your picks and see how you do.