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Arcade Fire win album of the year!! Grammy Report

Yes, I dutifully watched all three and a half hours of the Grammys just to see Arcade Fire perform.  I was aware they had no chance of winning, but something about seeing an actual GOOD band perform alongside the Ushers and Katy Perrys just appealed to me. 

Then the moment came: Album of the Year.  The show's biggest award.  I closed my eyes, certain that the nauseating Lady Antebellum was sure to take it.  BUT NO!  And neither did Eminem.  The Grammys, the stuffiest, most "establishment-oriented" awards show of them all, had awarded Arcade Fire their highest award. 

I have no idea how this happened.  The Suburbs sold a fraction of the other nominated albums, and we all know how important record sales are to the Grammys.  Maybe, collectively, the voters thought, "enough bull****.  Lets give it to the artist that actually made the best album and **** the record sales".  More likely, the Major label executives split their votes among the four other albums, allowing the ARTISTS themselves to carry Arcade Fire to the finish line.  Either way, I'll take it!

Other notable events from the show:

-Bob Dylan.  My God, I've never heard him so raspy.  He sounded borderline awful. 

-Cee Lo Green was awesome, despite the song's unfortunate sanitization.

-Couldn't the Grammys have let The Black Keys perform instead of Barbra freakin' Streisand!?  They won two awards for chrissakes! 

That is all.

-- Edited by Jimbo on Monday 14th of February 2011 02:06:16 PM

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