Grammy Nominations are here. Our patented 8-point analysis:
- The Real Winners: Corinne Bailey Rae, who scored surprise Record and Song of the Year nominations for "Get Your Records On"; Mary J. Blige, who received an entirely justified 8 nominations (the most, 'natch); and The Dixie Chicks, who went to hell and back (in PR terms) and came out on top.
- The Real Loser: JT. Hoping that he would conquer critics and audiences this year, he'll have to settle for only 4 nominations...not insignificant, but fewer than his handlers were hoping for.
- Totally Suprising: A completely solid set of nominees for Best Dance Recording, including Depeche Mode ("Suffer Well"), Goldfrapp ("Ooh La La"), Madonna ("Get Together"), Pet Shop Boys ("I'm With Stupid") and Justin T. with "Sexyback." Good choices all.
- Totally Obvious: James Blunt. Never has a singer had such a misleading name.
- Good To See You Again: The Red Hot Chili Peppers pick up six nods, and it couldn't have happened to a better foursome.
- What Were They Thinking: Look, I'm saying this as a fan of his for over 20 years...but Prince's new album sucks. That's just the objective truth. And his heavy presence in the nominations is just further proof that the Grammys are always decades behind.
- Having Abandonment Issues: OutKast (only 1 nom, I think). A poignant footnote to the noble experiment that was Idlewild. And Panic! at the Disco can't be too happy, either.
- ModFab Thinks: Better than usual -- especially with the nominations for Blige, Rae, and other serious and current talents.
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