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Dark Horses We’d Like to See Nominated for Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammys

Leonard Cohen nominated for Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards? It’s unlikely, but if we had our way, the 78-year-old legend would join a young British singer-songwriter and an Icelandic pop act among the nominees. Next Wednesday, December 5, the Grammy Awards will announce their 2013 nominees. The discussion about possible Album […]

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Grammy Awards Add Three Categories for 2013 Ceremony

After severely cutting back the number of categories at last year’s ceremony from 109 to 78, the Grammys couldn’t help themselves. They’ve added three new awards for the 2013 show, bringing the current total to 81 categories. The most noteworthy of the three additions is Best Urban Contemporary Album, a new award in the R&B […]

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Critics Corner: Three Reasons the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” Makes No Sense

The Lumineers have made quite a name for themselves this year with “Ho Hey,” the folksy tune that first found a home in a Bing commercial and is now being played on top 40 stations across the country. I admit it’s catchy. But it’s a terrible song. I have three major problems with this track: […]

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2013 Grammy Awards Nominee Predictions: Album of the Year

This is a unique year at the Grammy Awards, because there’s not a single lock for the 2013 Album of the Year category. No critical favorite Adele record or multiplatinum Lady Gaga album that is guaranteed to score a nomination. Rather than simply nominating the five best albums of the year, the Recording Academy typically […]

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Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Rush Honored at Classic Rock Awards

Duff McKagan hosted an awards show last night. No, really! Who knew there was a Classic Rock Awards show? The concept seems odd – how exactly do you give awards like “Band of the Year” if all the music is old? – but the 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards did indeed take place […]

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2013 Grammy Awards Nominee Predictions: Best New Artist

The race for Best New Artist at the 2013 Grammy Awards is a tough one. Some years, it’s hard for the Recording Academy to find five qualified candidates, but this year there’s an overload of possible nominees. Who will be the five finalists for Best New Artist when the nominees are announced on December 5? […]

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Watch Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Do the Gangnam Style Dance at the 2012 CMA Awards

Tonight at the 2012 CMA Awards, Brad Paisley did his best imitation of Psy when he performed part of the Korean rapper’s “Gangnam Style” dance at the beginning of the country music show. Watch Brad and Carrie’s attempt at dancing here! Paisley and co-host Carrie Underwood (whose stunning vocal performance of “Blown Away” was easily […]

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