Monday, December 16, 2013

Just Another Music Monday, V.10

Happy Monday, friends! Just one more work week and we will be on our way to southwest Virginia to celebrate the holidays--I am so excited, I can hardly stand it!

You may have heard about a little nomination list that went out recently. It was for a modest awards show called the Grammy's, and its release was most likely overshadowed by Beyonce and her new album.

Anyway, you may have noticed that I like--nay, love--music. Music is pleasing to my soul, and my tastes range from going crazy over a new Tay Tay album, to acting like a music snob any time a band becomes popular AFTER I already knew about them.

Despite my love for music, I think awards shows are THE WORST. So, to make things easier for all, I'm going to go ahead and tell you the winners (in my opinion). You'll be in the know and you won't even have to sit through two hours of insufferable nonsense!

Thoroughly Modern Presents:

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Record of the Year: 
Kate's pick: Radioactive--Imagine Dragons
I feel it in my bones, enough to make my systems blow, that this song will take home the grammy.

Matt's pick: Royal's--Lorde
They won't have to drive cadillacs in their sleep after this.

Album of the Year: 
The Heist; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
I think this duo would be well deserving for this award, but if I had my druthers it would be my girl Sara B., all the way.

Song of the Year:
Same Love; M & RL
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been ON FIRE all year, and everyone loves to love this song because of the positive message it sends. We are in agreement this will win, and you can take that to the bank!

Best New Artist:
Diane Birch
Wait, she wasn't even nominated? Booooo. Guess we'll settle for M & RL.

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Matt says Katy Perry (Roar), and I say Sara B. (Brave). Two songs, both with the same message, who will win? (Spoiler alert: I usually win, even when I lose.)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Suit and Tie--Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
Get off ya seat Hova, and go get that Grammy.

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kate's pick: I think Lorde's album Pure Heroine should win, but I think The 20/20 Experience (JT) will win.

Matt's pick: Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines--why? "Because it will win," Matt says. (I win $100 if Robin Thicke loses, so let's keep our fingers crossed.)

Best Rock Song:
Doom and Gloom--Rolling Stones.
Matt doesn't even know (who are these old people?!?), and I think Muse is the worst. Also, Doom and Gloom was a good song, no matter ol' Mickey J.'s age.

Best Alternative Music Album
Trouble Will Find Me, The National
I struggled choosing this one, but considering how everyone literally FREAKED OUT when the album was released and the radio could not get enough of "Don't Swallow the Cap," (but I had enough of it, seriously). Wild Card--watch out for Neko Case and Vampire Weekend.

If I'm right about these winners, I think I should be promoted to President of Grammy Winner Selection of All Time Forever and Ever (you see how much I know about awards shows?).

What are your picks, dear reader? Stay tuned for part two next week, when we will reveal our picks for ten more categories! (Don't know if you all realized, but there are a total of 82 nominations--as much as I would love to go in detail on my choice for "best classical compendium," for the sake of brevity we will keep this at two blog posts and a sampling of 20 nominations.)

And since it is Music Monday, here is a lovely playlist featuring all of the above. Enjoy!

All Love,

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