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Thoughts on the 2012 Grammys

Adele 21 Vinyl

Winner summary: Adele, Adele, Adele, Adele, Adele, Adele :)

I’m a cynic when it comes to award shows like the Grammys, but I thought that this year’s outing wasn’t as bad as it has been in the past (I didn’t catch the whole show though).

  • I’ve loved Bon Iver since For Emma… came out in 2008. I didn’t know until tonight that you can be nominated for “Best New Artist” as long as you haven’t been nominated for a Grammy before. So it was cool that Bon Iver won. I love his/their current self-titled album (but I still prefer For Emma…).
  • It was cool to see the living Beach Boys back together (I don’t count the only-one-original-member (Mike Love) version of the Beach Boys as truly being the Beach Boys). They sounded pretty good on “Good Vibrations” and I’m glad they’re taking the act on the road withBrian Wilson.
  • The final Paul McCartneyAbbey Road medley jam was pretty cool. Some people were criticizing the old guys jamming it out on guitar at the end, and while none of them were exactly shredding, I thought it was pretty cool. The drummer looked like he was having fun and he was killing it.
  • Adele. You may have heard her once or twice this year and you saw a lot of her tonight. While I’ve grown a little tired of the 21 songs after so much exposure this year, you’ve got to give her credit for making a great album and being a great singer. And it’s great that a good album and artist won Album of the Year.

There were other good moments too. Of course I rolled my eyes at some moments, but overall, I give the show an 8/10.