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Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck’s Morning Phase wasn’t even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much as… More »

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Grammys’ Foo Fan Is A Professional Musician

You may think the most timeless story from this year's Grammys was the instant-legend comic gold of rhymery master will.i.am's how-does-he-do-it "Grammy/Slammy/Jammy" flow but --…
Amrit Singh | February 15, 2008 - 2:17 pm
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Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, And Conan Hate The Doors

You don't often see music critics on late night television. Maybe with good reason. Last night Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, longtime Chicago writers and…
brandon | February 12, 2008 - 10:44 am
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The Four Greatest Performances Of The 2008 Grammys

Maybe "great" is too strong a word. And five is too high a number for a list like this. If you missed the ceremony, we…
Stereogum | February 11, 2008 - 2:53 am
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Will.I.Am Condenses 50 Years Of Grammys Into 90 Unbearable Seconds

The biggest collective groan at tonight's beer-soaked liveblog came during "Professor" will.i.am's medley. Check out this totally nonsense homage to past Record Of The Year…
Stereogum | February 11, 2008 - 2:00 am
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2008 Grammys Winners List

Breathe a sigh of relief, Christopher Cross. Newly soberish Amy Winehouse was Hancock-blocked (sorry) from sweeping the big four categories at tonight's Grammys when Herbie…
Stereogum | February 11, 2008 - 12:59 am
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Liveblogging The 2008 Grammys

Welcome to Stereogum's sarcastic play-by-play of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. We're moments before showtime and Amy Winehouse has already won Best Pop Vocal Album,…
Stereogum | February 10, 2008 - 7:18 pm
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Foo Fighters Offer Hammier “Long Road To Ruin” Video, Search For Grammy Orchestra

This hairy "Long Road To Ruin" alternate take lacks the earlier Soap version's Rashida Jones cameo, but there is a crowd of screaming girls. Fair…
Stereogum | January 8, 2008 - 3:27 pm

Grammy Press Fight

Yesterday's Grammy nominations were exciting for a change! But not because the NARAS old folks home demonstrated any savvy. Blender presumably had every intention of…
Stereogum | December 7, 2007 - 11:23 am
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Kanye, Winehouse Lead 50th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

There's no getting through to grammy.com, but the music awards that engage your indifference like no other have announced this year's nominations, and with a…
Stereogum | December 6, 2007 - 10:48 am
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Stephen Colbert On The Grammys

The essence of the NARAS shit show distilled. …
Stereogum | February 13, 2007 - 10:54 am

“Roxanne” 2007: A Jazz Odyssey

So, we broke even. Transposed down to suit Sting's vocal cords, spaced out for the benefit of the young, drug-loving generation next, The Police celebrated…
Stereogum | February 12, 2007 - 1:45 pm
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Liveblogging The 2007 Grammy Awards

It?s on! Welcome the 49th Grammy Award Show, coming to you live you from Stereogum HQ. It?s going to be a long night, but we?re…
Stereogum | February 11, 2007 - 7:57 pm
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A Grammys Wish

Dear Grammy, We will be liveblogging you on Sunday, and all we ask is for something like this to happen... …
Stereogum | February 9, 2007 - 6:07 pm
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Handicapping The 49th Annual Grammys’ First Five MInutes

Not only is it OK To Like The Grammys, it's so OK that we're inviting you guys to watch 'em with us: Log on Sunday…
Stereogum | February 8, 2007 - 6:00 pm
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It’s Ok To Like… The Grammys

Every week, we encourage you to let your guard down, crawl out of the indie rock bunker, and embrace your guilty pleasures. You're welcome...
Stereogum | February 6, 2007 - 1:39 pm
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A Grammy Scenario

A charming tidbit from Lefsetz:There are TOO MANY categories. If you can?t get nominated for a Grammy, you?re not a musician. Cut the list. Make…
Stereogum | December 12, 2006 - 12:46 pm
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49th Grammy Nominations Get Bliged, Peppered & Blunted

We know you don't give a shit about who actually wins the Grammys. So vote here instead! Cookie Mountain is currently edging out Boys &
Stereogum | December 7, 2006 - 12:49 pm
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Stereogum’s Guide To Grammys 2006

Woo hoo, it's the 48th Annual Grammys tonight. Stereogum knows it's hard to get excited about an awards ceremony in which Paul McCartney received his…
Scott Lapatine | February 8, 2006 - 5:50 pm
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48th Grammy Nominations

FYI -- Eligibility "year" is 10/1/04 to 9/30/05. That's why no Ariel Pink! Mariah, Kanye, and John Legend are today's happy campers, with eight nods…
Scott Lapatine | December 8, 2005 - 9:52 am
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Album Of The Year, Grammy Stizz

This year's Grammys (Sunday @ 8pm on CBS) are sure to be another major yawn, but I'll watch it anyway. Maybe Gretchen Wilson will have…
Stereogum | February 13, 2005 - 12:49 pm
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