Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grammy Predictions: Misc.

Here is a smattering of other awards that don't really fit into major categories.

Best Alternative Music Album

Should Win/Will Win: Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz!"
Commentary: While there are some great choices here, I think that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had the best album, and the more recognizable brand than the other choices.

Best Americana Album

Should Win: Wilco "Wilco (The Album)"
Will Win: Bob Dylan "Together Through Life"
Commentary: Because they can't resist him.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group

Should Win/Will Win: Allen Toussaint "Bright Mississippi"
Commentary: The last two years, the Album of the Year awards have gone to legendary acts who have released ok but not their best work simply because they were overdue. Here we have a legend who releases a fantastic album, and this is the year they go straight populist. What a shame.

Best Spoken Word Album

Should Win: The Maltese Falcon.
Will Win: Jimmy Carter "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land"
Commentary: Politically charged has won it in the past, and so have presidents and former presidents.

Best Comedy Album

Should Win/Will Win: Kathy Griffin "Suckin' It For the Holidays"
Commentary: To be honest there are too many good acts to pick just one, but Kathy Griffin is now an awards darling, and I think stands the best chance to win, if not only just to see her acceptance speech.

Best Musical Show Album

Should Win: Shrek the Musical
Will Win: 9 to 5 The Musical
Commentary: C'Mon it's Dolly Parton, this is not the Tony's, and who doesn't want to see Dolly win again?

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Will Win/Should Win: Cadillac Records
Commentary: They like musicals, so it's a safe bet (See Ray and Walk the Line winning this award.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Should Win/Will Win: Michael Giacchino "Up"
Commentary: Maybe this will be his Oscar precursor, they gave it to him for Ratatouille?

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Should Win/Will Win: Bruce Springsteen "The Wrestler" from The Wrestler
Commentary: They also tend to correct some of the mistakes made in the music categories by the Oscars, and this was a HUGE mistake. Plus the Grammys love Bruce Springsteen and the rock category is crowded this year, so this is an easy way to at least give him something this year.

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