Friday, December 07, 2007

Grammy TIme

Hey its out, and its not usually my thing but what the hell, my preferences highlighted below

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” - Foo Fighters; Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer [Roswell/RCA Records]
“These Days” - Vince Gill; John Anderson, Guy Clarke, Rodney Crowell, Diana Krall & The Del McCoury Band, featured artists; Vince Gill, John Hobbs & Justin Niebank, producers; Neal Cappellino & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer [MCA Nashville]
“River: The Joni Letters” - Herbie Hancock; Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza & Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer [Verve]
Graduation” - Kanye West; Dwele, Lil Wayne, Mos Def & T-Pain, featured artists; Warryn “Baby Dubb” Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian “Allday”Miller, Nottz, Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp & Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw, Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy & D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer [Roc-A-Fella Records]
“Back To Black” - Amy Winehouse; Mark Ronson & Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble & Franklin Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer [Universal Republic Records]

SONG OF THE YEAR - I'm guessing Umbrella or Corinne Bailey
“Before He Cheats” - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); Track from: “Some Hearts” [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys]
Hey There Delilah” - Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T’s); Track from: “Every Second Counts” [Hollywood Records/Fearless Records; Publisher: So Happy Publishing]
“Like A Star” - Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae); Track from: “Corinne Bailey Rae” [Capitol Records; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing]
“Rehab” - Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse); Track from: “Back To Black” [Universal Republic Records; Publisher: EMI Music Publishing]
“Umbrella” - Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream”Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z); Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad”[Def Jam]

NEW ARTIST - no opinion since I don't know them but Wino sure gets alot of press
Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE Its a tie, candyman is damn catchy.
“Candyman” - Christina Aguilera [RCA Records]
“1234″ - Feist; Track from: “The Reminder” [Cherry Tree / Interscope Records]
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” - Fergie; Track from: “The Dutchess” [A&M Records]
“Say It Right” - Nelly Furtado; Track from: “Loose” [Geffen]
“Rehab” - Amy Winehouse; Track from: “Back To Black” [Universal Republic Records]

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE If you are Paul McCartney don't you just automatically get the award..i thought there was a rule somewhere for that...
“Everything” - Michael Bublé; Track from: “Call Me Irresponsible” [143 Records/Reprise]
“Belief” - John Mayer Track from: “The Village Sessions” [Columbia/Aware]
“Dance Tonight” - Paul McCartney; Track from: “Memory Almost Full” [MPL/Hear Music]
“Amazing” - Seal [Warner Bros.]
“What Goes Around…Comes Around” - Justin Timberlake [Jive]

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL Tough Call.. damn delilah songs is way popular but some is maroon 5. and U2 is well, U2
“(You Want To) Make A Memory” - Bon Jovi; Track from: “Lost Highway” [Island/Mercury]
“Home” - Daughtry [RCA Records/19 Recordings]
“Makes Me Wonder” - Maroon 5; Track from: “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” [Octone/A&M Records]
“Hey There Delilah” - Plain White T’s; Track from: “Every Second Counts” [Hollywood Records]
“Window In The Skies” - U2; Track from: “U218 - Singles” [Interscope Records]

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS Tony and christina seem like a shoe in but i still have my opinion.
“Steppin’ Out” - Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera; Track from: “Duets: An American Classic” [Columbia]
“Beautiful Liar” - Beyoncé & Shakira; Track from: “B’Day (Deluxe Edition)” [Columbia/Sony Urban]
“Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; [Rounder Records]
“The Sweet Escape” - Gwen Stefani & Akon; Track from: “The Sweet Escape” [Interscope Records]”
Give It To Me” - Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake Track from: “Timbaland Presents: Shock Value” [Mosley/Blackground/Interscope Records]

POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Off The Grid” - Beastie Boys; Track from: “The Mix-Up” [Capitol Records]
“Paris Sunrise #7″ - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Track from: “Lifeline” [Virgin Records]
“Over The Rainbow” - Dave Koz; Track from: “At The Movies” [Capitol Records]
“One Week Last Summer” - Joni Mitchell; Track from: “Shine” [Hear Music]
“Simple Pleasures” - Spyro Gyra; Track from: “Good To Go-Go” - [Heads Up International]

POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM dunno
“The Mix-Up” - Beastie Boys [Capitol Records]
“Italia” - Chris Botti [Columbia]
“At The Movies” - Dave Koz [Capitol/EMI]
“Good To Go-Go” - Spyro Gyra [Heads Up International]

POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Lost Highway” - Bon Jovi [Island/Mercury]
“The Reminder” - Feist [Cherry Tree/Interscope Records]
“It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” - Maroon 5 [Octone/A&M Records]
“Memory Almost Full” - Paul McCartney [MPL/Hear Music]
“Back To Black” - Amy Winehouse [Universal Republic Records]

DANCE RECORDING
“Do It Again” - The Chemical Brothers; Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers Track from: “We Are The Night” [Astralwerks]
“D.A.N.C.E.” - Justice; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, producers; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, mixers [Ed Banger/Vice/Because]
“Love Today” - Mika; Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Mika & Greg Wells, producers; Greg Wells, mixer Track from: “Life In Cartoon Motion” [Casablanca/Universal Republic Records]
“Don’t Stop The Music” - Rihanna; StarGate, producer; Phil Tan, mixer Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad” [Def Jam]
“LoveStoned/I Think She Knows - Justin Timberlake; Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, mixers Track from: “FutureSex/LoveSounds” [Jive/Zomba]

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM not knowledgable enough to guess
“We Are The Night” - The Chemical Brothers [Astralwerks]
“D.A.N.C.E.” - Justice [Ed Banger/Vice/Because]
“Sound Of Silver” - LCD Soundsystem [Capitol Records/DFA]
“We Are Pilots ” - Shiny Toy Guns [Universal Motown]
“Elements Of Life” - Tiësto [Ultra Records]

TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Call Me Irresponsible” - Michael Bublé [143 Records/Reprise]
“Cool Yule” - Bette Midler [Columbia]
“Trav’lin’ Light” - Queen Latifah [Verve]
“Live In Concert 2006″ - Barbra Streisand [Columbia]
“James Taylor At Christmas” - James Taylor [Columbia]

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Timebomb” - Beck [Interscope Records]
“Only Mama Knows” - Paul McCartney; Track from: “Memory Almost Full” [MPL/Hear Music]
“Our Country” - John Mellencamp; Track from: “Freedom’s Road” [Universal Republic Records]
“Radio Nowhere” - Bruce Springsteen; Track from: “Magic” [Columbia]
“Come On” - Lucinda Williams; Track from: “West” [Lost Highway Records]

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL Oh oh nickelback... stab me in the ears.
“It’s Not Over” - Daughtry [RCA Records/19 Recordings]
“Working Class Hero” - Green Day; Track from: “Instant Karma - The Campaign To Save Darfur” [Warner Bros.]
“If Everyone Cared” - Nickelback; Track from: “All The Right Reasons Special Edition” [Roadrunner Records]
“Instant Karma” - U2; Track from: “Instant Karma - The Campaign To Save Darfur” [Warner Bros.]
“Icky Thump” - The White Stripes; Track from: “Icky Thump” [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE Have you seen my taste in music, no clue
“Sweet Sacrifice” - Evanescence; Track from: “The Open Door” [Wind-up Records, LLC]
“The Pretender” - Foo Fighters; [Roswell/RCA Records]
“I Don’t Wanna Stop” - Ozzy Osbourne; Track from: “Black Rain” [Epic]
“Sick, Sick, Sick” - Queens Of The Stone Age; rack from: “Era Vulgaris” [Interscope Recods]
“The Pot” - Tool; Track from: “10,000 Days” [Volcano]

1 Comments:

Blogger kara said...

Foo Fighters or Queens of the Stone
Age would be a good choice for the Hard Rock Performance. :)

And why are there 2 holiday albums in the "traditional pop vocal" category?

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