Seriously...the grammies....

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Dez 3 2011, 5h31

If you have been watching the Grammies for the last few years, do whatever you can to end that tradition now. Seriously...even if you don't take it seriously, don't bother giving CBS (aka we love only crime shows and laugh track comedies network) any ratings...and profits.

The last several years have led to some of the worst crap we've seen. And things just went from bad to rock bottom. There are 2 things of interest here.


ALBUM OF THE YEAR...OR POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

In the past years, there's been a mix of genres for this album of the year nominations. Pop, Country, R&B, Rock, Hip-Hop, Alternative...you get it. Last year consisted of (Lady Antebellum's Need You Now), (Eminem's Recovery, which is still a great album despite the nay-sayers...aka pitchfork hipsters), and (Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster and an undeserving Teenage Dream by Katy Perry). The winner as you all know it was The Suburbs by the indie rock group Arcade Fire (though it really should have gone to Brothers by The Black Keys because they whooped Arcade Fire in all of the alternative/rock categories it was up for, including the Best Alternative Album.

So, what do we have for this year? See for yourself...

Adele - 21
Bruno Mars - Doo Wops and Hooligans
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Rihanna - Loud


Gee, what a nice selection of albums...so varied...so cool...but wait...take a look at the albums up for Best Pop Vocal Album...um...

Adele - 21
Bruno Mars - Doo Wops and Hooligans
Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Rihanna - Loud

...

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? IS POP THE ONLY FUCKING MUSIC ON PLANET EARTH!!!.

Look at poor Kanye West...his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was highly praised and successful. Since it missed last year's cutoff, it made it for this award show and hip-hop is snubbed off for what? 2 unnecessary pop albums (Loud and Doo Wops)???

This is a total absolute disgrace. Usually, no more than 2 per each genre make it into the final category, but the Grammies officially made it clear that they are out of sync when it comes for music. Four pop albums? At a time when pop is not well-received...especially those 2 in question (it's not like hipsters are better as their version of pop is nothing but art pop to the point that...it's more alternative than pop). This is the first time I've seen the field totally devoted towards one genre. Nevermind Wasting Light (which IMO was the best album of the year for me...shut up Mr. Snobquesite about your random avant-garde stuff to be cool), who literally got their Best Rock album slot wrapped up, especially when you got random weak competitors.


Well, at least the Grammies do support hard rock and metal still with their separate awards...NOT ANYMORE

THE RETURN OF THE WORST AWARD EVER
1989...the year many people first ditched the awards show. It was the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental"...a disorganized award where songs and albums competed together...metal fans of that time were screaming at their TV when Jethro Tull's Crest Of A Knave stunned Metallica's ...and Justice for All, leading to a wave of boos and outrage. Jethro Tull...most didn't consider them metal to begin with. The aftermath of the incident led to the award split into two categories...Best Hard Rock Performance, and Best Metal Performance.

Metallica would eventually dominate Best Metal Performance for a long time. Bands like Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Slayer, Motorhead, nine inch nail, Korn, and Slipknot would be able to proudly say, they won a grammy.

The Best Hard Rock Performance award would make bands like Van Halen, Pearl Jam, The Mars Volta, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Evanescence, The Smashing Pumpkins, Wolfmother, AC/DC and Stone Temple Pilots as Grammy winners.

Well, get ready folks, because the worst mistake ever by the Grammies is coming back. This was honestly one of the only things I looked at regarding the Grammies...that and the best Hip-Hop album award. The Grammies are merging metal and hard rock as one again...that's right...a heavy metal Metallica and a hard rock Jethro Tull MAY MEET AGAIN...

Seriously...

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? ARE YOU TRYING TO SNOB METAL'S ONLY SHOT OUT!!! ARE YOU TRYING TO WEAKEN HARD ROCK AS WELL???

This was all about reducing redundant awards...like best male solo/female solo awards. Best solo/group awards for each genre are now combined...you have a pop band? Great, you might compete against Justin Bieber! You made a rock instrumental? Great, now compete with all rock performances, instrumental or not. This is honestly ridicolous and reduces the chance at hitting the big one. Instrumentals rarely win a big award, and their only chance at grabbing it...GONE.

So anyways, would you like to see what this compressed award has led to?

Dream Theater - On the Back of Angels
Foo Fighters - White Limo
Mastodon - Curl of the Burl
Megadeth - Public Enemy No. 1
Sum 41 - Blood in My Eyes


With Foo Fighters being listed and expected to win Best Rock album, the award is literally a gimme for the award. But really, look at the field. Only 2 metal songs (I heard Curl of the Burl and it feels like hard rock, not metal), 2 hard rock songs and...Sum 41?

There may not be a backlash as big as the Metallica/Jethro Tull incident, but an award like this will cause another. Well, if Sum 41 wins (unlikely to happen though), maybe. But metal is now officially snobbed for good (not like it has been good as of recently since the last few years, they've leaned to OLD bands...especially the year they gave the award to Slayer over Machine Head with the Slayer track being a track added as a re-release to an album...whilst Machine Head was heating up the metal world around that time).



I'm not even gonna bother with the Grammies anymore...and rateyourmusic ain't good either with their hipster attitude. I'll just wait 20 years to see which albums have stood the test of time. Which bands/artists are still awake.


It a joke show...but if people watch it, the show gets rating...no, don't watch it just to jerk of to Katy Perry and [aritst]Rihanna. I'm serious...DON'T WATCH IT AT ALL...especially if it's just those 2...and if you know anyone that watches it that does not listen to pop music, please tell them to stop. It's time to send a message to the Grammies and do what The Beatles said long time ago...

"Get back to where you once belonged"





Maybe it's time for someone else to start their own annual awards to compete with the Grammies.

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