Grammy Nominations

The 2012 Grammy Nominations are out and it made the case that even though many people are decrying the death of the full-length record there is reason to believe in the album as the preferred way for artistic expression.

The five nominees for album of the year are also all on my list for possible top album of the year honors (except for The Black Keys which came out in December 2011 and is ineligible for me to consider for this year)

While most of the best-selling artists from this year got recognized the one person shut out was Justin Beiber.  His manager was none too happy with the snub.

second….this time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one

Of course this got people talking.  Here’s Dave Grohl sitting in for Chelsea Handler on the snub.

Justin will survive.  As Dave Grohl mentioned, “I like him, too. I think that if I were 18 or 19 years old and had $100 million, I would look exactly like that.”

Justin Vernon Grammy Awards 2012 Let's Not Get Carried AwayAlso distraught was Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear.  Their fine album “Shields” was shut out.  Ed took to Twitter to air his frustration and last year’s Grammy champ Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver comforted him with his thoughts on the awards.  Here is the exchange between the two.

We won’t win the Grahmees! 🙁

  • So the Grammies are literally based off sales and nothing else?
  • Don’t know how you managed to infiltrate @blobtower , what’s the secret?

@edwarddroste !?!

@edwarddroste this is why i hate the grammies. because it allows you to question what you’ve done. don’t question what you’ve done Ed.

@edwarddroste y’alls music is pure as fuck and there is nobody making music like you and i think it’s truly unique. the grammies aren’t

@blobtower or maybe we gotta make better music :/ point is a year ago I was so excited you were nominated, and nobody from “our world” 🙁

@edwarddroste a measure of much that is calculable or quantifiable by our own contexts for music. why you create is most important.

@edwarddroste All this being said, FUCK those morons for not knowing enough about GB 


The Grammys will air on February 10.

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