January 08, 2003


SHOULDA WON A GRAMMY...: The Grammy nominations were announced yesterday morning, and I can't say I'm too upset about what was chosen. It's been a foregone conclusion since last spring that the Album of the Year would go Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising"; everyone else is merely playing for second place. Joining Bruce in the coveted Album of the Year category are Eminem, Nelly, the Dixie Chicks, and Norah Jones. I'd have subbed Wilco and Beck for Nelly and the Chicks, but you can't win 'em all... These nominees, as well as last year's, indicate that the traditional Grammy voting electorate of sixty-something white people is a thing of the past and actual quality is finally being recognized. It's certainly a step forward from two years ago, when Album of the Year was awarded to the worst album of Steely Dan's career, that a talent as truly special as 22-year-old Norah Jones is being recognized now.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 8, 2003 07:18 AM
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