Thursday, February 09, 2006

Sometimes the Grammys Get It Right

U2 sweeps the grammys winning every award for which they were nominated.
  1. Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"

  2. Best Rock Song for "City of Blinding Lights"

  3. Best Rock Album for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

  4. Song of the Year for "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"

  5. Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Steve Lillywhite, their producer won a Grammy for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.

But how does an American Idol beat a Beatle?  Nothing against Kelly Clarkson but McCartney’s performance of “Helter Skelter” in the award ceremony was great.  Drummer Abe Laboriel was SO MUCH FUN to watch.

Coldplay, on the other hand, didn’t find their groove at all and Chris Martin came across as a Bono wanna-be who was trying too hard to be cool and not trying hard enough to actually hit the notes.


bethany said...

I agree about coldplay. I was pulling for Paul. I wonder why he picked helter skelter?
I was also pleased by Alison Krauss and Union Station's well deserved award in the country category.

Bob K said...

I, too, was pleased by Allison Krauss' win but her acceptance speech wins "most awkward speech" award. But at least she didn't blather like Kelly Clarkson.

Nathan said...

i'm torn about the whole Grammy process. i mean, how can someone like Kelly Clarkson even be nominated? unless, of course, the award-givers factor such things as number of bone-heads who buy the stuff.

but on the other hand, awarding people like U2 and Alison Krauss shows they at least can spot talent and artistic merit.

still: Paul getting snubbed? and no Sufjan, Ryan Adams, or Bright Eyes?

Nathan said...

P.S. you'll likely enjoy this video of U2 eating some pizza and talking about their win last night.