Friday, December 17, 2004

Grammy Nominees 2004

A wonderful year for music, and most other arts, capped off for many with the U2 album release. While the U2 album, and Eminem's Encore were ineligible for this year's Grammy Awards, there is little doubt they will see a few nods next year.

A Grammy nominees wishlist was posted earlier. Here are some of the actual nominees with my picks:

Record Of The Year
  • The Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"***
  • Ray Charles & Norah Jones - "Here We Go Again"

  • Green Day - "American Idiot"

  • Los Lonely Boys - "Heaven"

  • Usher - "Yeah"

Album Of The Year
  • Ray Charles et al - "Genius Loved Company"

  • Green Day - "American Idiot"***
  • Alicia Keys - "The Diary Of Alicia Keys"

  • Usher - "Confessions"

  • Kanye West - "The College Dropout"

Song Of The Year
  • John Mayer - "Daughters"

  • Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"

  • Kanye West - "Jesus Walks"

  • Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"

  • Hoobastank - "The Reason"***

Best New Artist
  • Los Lonely Boys

  • Maroon 5

  • Joss Stone

  • Kanye West***
  • Gretchen Wilson

Best Rock Album
  • Elvis Costello - "The Delivery Man"

  • Green Day - "American Idiot"***
  • Hoobastank - "The Reason"

  • The Killers - "Hot Fuss"

  • Velvet Revolver - "Contraband"

Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Ray Charles - "Genius Loves Company"

  • Norah Jones - "Feels Like Home"

  • Sarah McLachlan - "Afterglow"

  • Joss Stone - "Mind, Body & Soul"

  • Brian Wilson - "Brian Wilson Presents Smile"***

Best Spoken Word Album
  • David Sedaris - "Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim"

  • David Holt -"Live and Kickin' At The National Storytelling Festival"

  • Bill Clinton - "My Life"

  • Steve Martin - "The Pleasure Of My Company"

  • Tyne Daly,John Lithgow - "The World According To Mr Rogers"***

Other nominees at The iTunes store has a neat page with all the nominees cross referenced.

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