Grammophobia

Let me begin this post by saying: THE GRAMMY AWARDS SUCK!

Maybe it’s just because I have, for the most part, strayed away from the usual radio-friendly hits. Perhaps, it’s also because they’ve been giving so much love to sellouts such as The Black Eyed Peas since 2005-’06. Or maybe because it gives too much TV time to [1] country artists that we — the world outside Nashville, Tennessee — never thought existed.

So maybe it’s just me. But as I have been watching, reading, and listening to people’s Grammy accounts these past 4-5 years, I have come to conclude that the awards show has lost some luster. It has become so predictable that I didn’t need to know all the nominees for me to predict a winner and get it correctly at the same time.

Sure, blame it on the internet music movement. Blame it on Hypemachine, NME, Pitchfork, etc. But sometimes, if you’re such an authority to select the best of the best in music, you have to go to these outlets and take a listen.

That said, the music academy did a good job of giving acts like Phoenix and Maxwell their well-deserved trophies.

Still, I’m staying away from the awards show. Just grew tired of watching ’em. I actually am tired of watching award shows, anyway. Maybe that’s it: I just got plain tired of ’em.

[1]Taylor Swift isn’t included in this discussion

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