Kanye’s Big Day

While I was busy daytripping to vineyards and pirate stores, that out-of-touch trainwreck we call The Grammys Nominations thrust its spotlight on a new crop of overrated “crossover” artists and recently deceased dudes. Album Of The Year and Best New Artist are the only outcomes I tend to remember (not counting Jethro Tull’s Best Heavy Metal win in ’87), so let’s focus our derision on those categories…

Album Of The Year

  • Ray Charles & Various Artists Genius Loves Company
  • Green Day American Idiot
  • Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys
  • Usher Confessions
  • Kanye West The College Dropout
Best New Artist
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • Maroon 5
  • Joss Stone
  • Kanye West
  • Gretchen Wilson

I also wanted to write about the CDs I picked up at Aquarius (Japanese acid-folk oddity L and Animal Collective fave Ariel Pink) and tell you about the burrito place Byron recommended, but this Hilton computer sucks. Do you hear me Paris? NOT HOT.

So Grammys … who wuz robbed? (Full list here.)

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