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Wednesday February 09, 2005

My Grammy picks

February 13th, people. Mark your calendars. The bands and musicians I'm cheering for (not necessarily who I predict will win) are in bold. Strong second picks are marked with an asterisk.

Best New Artist
Los Lonely Boys
*Joss Stone
Kanye West
Gretchen Wilson

Best Pop Vocal Album
*Genius Loves Company/ Ray Charles & Various Artists
Feels Like Home/ Norah Jones
Afterglow/ Sarah McLachlan
Mind, Body & Soul/ Joss Stone
Brian Wilson Presents Smile/ Brian Wilson

Best Rock Album
*The Delivery Man/ Elvis Costello & The Imposters
American Idiot/ Green Day
The Reason/ Hoobastank
*Hot Fuss/ The Killers
Contraband/ Velvet Revolver

Best Alternative Music Album
Medulla/ Björk
Franz Ferdinand/ Franz Ferdinand
Uh Huh Her/ PJ Harvey
*Good News For People Who Love Bad News/ Modest Mouse
A Ghost Is Born/ Wilco

Best Rock Gospel Album
Take Me Away/ Sarah Kelly
Collide/ Skillet
Lose This Life/ Tait
Wire/ Third Day
Welcome To Diverse City/ TobyMac
Holy Hip Hop/ Various Artists

Best Comedy Album
Come Poop With Me/ Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
America: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction/ Jon Stewart And The Cast Of The Daily Show
The Funny Thing Is.../ Ellen DeGeneres
Live At Carnegie Hall/ David Sedaris
*The Very Best Of The O'Franken Factor/ Al Franken

Best Soundtrack Album
Cold Mountain/ Various Artists - T Bone Burnett
*De-Lovely/ Various Artists - Peter Asher & Stephen Endelman
Garden State/ Various Artists - Zach Braff
Kill Bill Vol. 2/ Various Artists - Quentin Tarantino
Shrek 2/ Various Artists - Andrew Adamson & Michael Ostin

Album Of The Year
*Genius Loves Company/ Ray Charles & Various Artists
American Idiot/ Green Day
The Diary Of Alicia Keys/ Alicia Keys
Confessions/ Usher
College Dropout/ Kanye West

How great is it that Come Poop With Me is nominated this year?


Hmmm. Predictions of who will actually win, not who I like.

New band: Maroon 5. Me: Kanye
(how many 40 year priests love Kanye? :) My wife even has a copy.

Best Pop:Genius or brian Wilson

Rock: Green Day

Altrnative: Modest Mouse

Gospel: Third Day

Album of Year: Alicia keys or Usher. Me: Kanye

rick luoni on February 9, 2005 09:41 PM

the only good album i heard released this year and it was green day.

i think i'm becoming a jaded twentysomething. music - along with tv and movies - was so much better when i was 15

Shannon on February 10, 2005 12:10 AM


Good picks! Kanye's album was certainly a good one, but on the big award I have to go with Green Day. American Idiot was just... amazing.


I agree! There's so much crap out there these days. I mean, when acts like Destiny's Child are winning Grammys, you know something is wrong. The only studio creation I like is Joss Stone, just because her voice is spectacular, but acts that don't write their own songs or make their own music shouldn't be awarded.

Drina on February 10, 2005 06:00 PM

The Grammys originated in a time when nobody wrote their own songs (or, from a songwriter's viewpoint, nobody performed their own material). They really were just awards for Best Diva.

Joan on February 12, 2005 10:01 AM

I love Zach Braff and Garden State -- one of my favourite movies of last year, alongside Napoleon Dynamite :P

Eric Lee on February 17, 2005 07:00 PM