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59th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rock and Alternative fields

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The rock field is my favourite and the one I have more knowledge of (when it comes to artists and recordings) however it is the hardest to predict. This is mainly because the screening and voting process is constatntly changing. Last year nominees were reviewed by the committee of voting members. The result was that newer bands gathered nominations leaving veterans and chart-toppers behind. This is not the case for the 59th GRAMMYs, however only those with expertise on rock music will be able to vote in this field. Because of this we might see a resurgence of veteran rock Continue reading “59th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rock and Alternative fields”

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58th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Rock & Alternative fields

The rock and alternative fields in the GRAMMYs tend to go hand-in-hand. Since there are no performance or songwriters’ awards in the alternative fields, most alternative artists have their songs submitted to rock.

Furthermore, it isn’t clear what the Academy considers “alternative”. It is defined as a “non-traditional” genre that exists “outside of the mainstream music consciousness”. In that case Beck who competed in the Alternative Music Album for years, was moved to the rock field last year. Jack White, as a member of the White Stripes, won three times the best alternative album category. His first solo album, however, competed
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58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rock & Alternative fields

It is time to look at the contenders for the Rock & Alternative fields. The Rock field is as usual very hard to predict. Two years ago the Academy went veteran. But last year the winners and nominees were a bit mainstream and we saw several quasi-rock songs. Therefore, this year I am going to try to predict both and see if I get a better outcome. As for the Alternative field, it is not highly competitive. Let’s take a look:

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

  1. Foo Fighters — Something From Nothing
  2. Alabama Shakes — Don’t Wanna Fight
  3. Mumford & Sons — Believe
  4. Ryan Adams — Bad Blood
  5. AC/DC — Rock Or Bust

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57th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Rock & Alternative fields

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The Rock and Alternative fields are somewhat difficult to predict. Usually veterans have an advantage, but new acts can always surprise. We also have a wide range of sub-genres in all of the categories ranging from folk-rock to radio-friendly pop-rock. Let’s now take a look at the odds for each category on both fields:

Best Rock Performance

  1. Jack White — Lazaretto
  2. The Black Keys — Fever
  3. Beck — Blue Moon
  4. Arctic Monkeys — Do I Wanna Know?
  5. Ryan Adams — Gimme Something Good

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57th GRAMMYs: PREDICTIONS FOR THE ROCK FIELD

The Rock field at the GRAMMYs is always difficult to predict. Last year, veterans dominated the field. But this year, we don’t seem to have that many. Consequently, ‘alternative’ rock acts are regarded as the main competitors. Yet, Academy voters usually have mixed feelings toward alternative artists.

I could have everything wrong here. Anyway, here are the predictions:

Best Rock Performance

  • Jack White — Lazaretto
  • The Black Keys — Fever
  • Arctic Monkeys — Do I Wanna Know?
  • Imagine Dragons ft. Kendrick Lamar — Radioactive (Live)
  • Bruce Springsteen — High Hopes

The front-runner here is definitely Jack White for his Americana-influenced tune “Lazaretto”. Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: PREDICTIONS FOR THE ROCK FIELD”

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56th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Rock and Alternative fields

Press_Photo_ledzep2The rock field has always been unpredictable when it comes to nominees. However, things also seem to be quite tricky to predict the winners. As this year, all the rock categories are filled with veterans. Hence, it is uncertain which one the academy loves best. Will it be Led Zeppelin for their 2007 reunion concert? The comeback albums by David Bowie? and Black Sabbath? Rolling Stones’ latest song? Or Paul McCartney’s own Nirvana moment? Continue reading “56th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Rock and Alternative fields”