Monday, February 6, 2012

Grammy Winner Predictions: Rock

Best Rock Album
Will Win - Foo Fighters "Wasting Light"
Should Win - Wilco "The Whole Love"
Could Win - Kings of Leon "Come Around Sundown"
Commentary - I'll be honest with you, I am kind of surprised the Foo Fighters keep getting into Album of the Year. Wasting Light was a good record, but not even close to their best, and if there were going to be a Rock representative, I would have much rather preferred Wilco's excellent The Whole Love. That being said, I honestly don't see anyone other than the Fighters winning this award, unless the Kings of Leon love is still hanging over, which I doubt it is.

Best Rock Performance
Will Win/Should Win - Mumford & Sons "The Cave"
Could Win - Foo Fighters "Walk"
Commentary - This is a tough one to pick, because even though The Cave got Record and Song of the year nominations, it still may not be enough to overcome Grammy favorite, Foo Fighters. Plus I know the Grammys and sometimes (not often) general nominations cannot translate into genre category wins. That being said, I am hoping that the General nomination will be enough and that Mumford & Sons take prize.

Best Rock Song
Will Win/Should Win - Mumford & Sons "The Cave"
Could Win - Foo Fighters "Walk"
Commentary - See Above Category

Best Alternative Music Album
Will Win - Bon Iver "Bon Iver"
Should Win - Radiohead "The Kings of Limbs"
Could Win - Radiohead or Foster the People "Torches"
Commentary - The huge General support for Bon Iver should be enough to push him through in this category although perennial favorites Radiohead and newcomers Foster the People will be giving him some competition.

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