Thursday, December 6, 2007

Grammy time

Okay, first off: I really hate the Grammys. Most of the time, there are really only two kinds of Grammy voters: the bandwagoners jumping on the latest fad and/or industry heavy hitter, and the CYA types voting for artists who should have won decades ago but never did.

That said, they are a huge industry deal and we do have some writers on board who'd like to stir the pot with some discussion. So, starting at the top, here are the nominees for record of the year. Discuss:

"Irreplaceable" (Beyonce')
"The Pretender" (Foo Fighters)
"Umbrella" (Rihanna featuring Jay-Z)
"What Goes Around... Comes Around" (Justin Timberlake)
"Rehab" (Amy Winehouse)

[Side note: anyone employing a tiresome pun involving the word "rehab" will receive two demerits and an iTunes gift card usable only for the purchase of tracks by Lipps Inc.]


Michael Smith said...

I think it's a travesty when perhaps the worst song ever written "Umbrella" by Rihanna is up for Record of the Year...goes to show where the mentality is in our country to allow such songs to see the time of day, let alone the attention of the Grammy committee.

Out of these five, I suppose the award should go to "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse because of how controversial and topical the subject matter (not to mention the artist) were in 2007.

Jason Warburg said...

If required to vote, I would vote for Foo Fighters because (a) they are apparently not drug-addled basket cases, and (b) they actually write songs and play instruments on them and haven't spent their entire musical careers trying to come with a better rhyme for "booty."

D said...

Hey, I want the Lipps Inc gift card!

This year, though, I know I'm old; I don't recognize ANY of the songs. And I do still listen to the radio...

Michael Ehret said...

What? Lipps Inc is up for a Grammy? Cool beans...!