It’s basically an annual tradition: Each year the Grammy nominations are announced, and each year we complain about how much they got wrong. But it seems like as far as the 2014 Grammy nominations go, the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences really screwed the pooch.
Let’s start with the old people. I love old people, I really do. Yet, the Grammy nomination committee seems to be obsessed with them.
Just look at the nominees for best rock album. Queens of the Stone Age, sure. Kings of Leon, totally, all those guys are super handsome. But Led Zeppelin? Yes, even I acknowledge they’re one of the greatest bands that ever lived, but why in 2014 should a band that broke up over 30 years ago be nominated for their sole reunion concert that took place in 2007?
And no offense to the other nominees in the category, David Bowie and Neil Young, but their material is well past their prime.
Then there are the little big deals. Sure I’m thrilled Kacey Musgraves got a best new artist nomination. but what about Lorde and Florida Georgia Line who, by the way received zero nominations. ZERO!!!
And when it came to nominations for the night’s biggest prize, all I can ask is “what were they thinking?”
Sara Bareilles??? Listen, I’m sure she’s a sweet girl and that “crinkle my nose” song was adorable, but seriously? How can you leave off JT and Kanye? And why couldn’t they show some non-Taylor country love and include Jason Aldean or Blake Shelton?
Oh, Grammys. You make so sad. But I’ll still watch ya!
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