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Ten Reasons Why I Didn’t Watch the Grammy Awards

Should have gotten album of the year award.

1 The Grammys has always been a joke. The artists that record albums and songs that I listen to rarely get an award.

2 I don’t care about Lorde or Justin Timberlake or even Bruno Mars (you can hear the sarcasm, right?).

3 Even if Neil Young had gotten the best rock album award, it would have been for Psychedelic Pill.

4 I don’t need to see Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform in 2014. 1964, yes, 2014, nope.

5 Ariel Rechtshaid, who deserved the producer of the year award, naturally didn’t get it. The year he produces a Billy Joel album, maybe he’ll get it.

6 I don’t need to see Trent Rezner, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham perform together or solo in 2014.

7 Bob Dylan’s Another Self Portrait, one of the best albums released last year, didn’t get a Grammy.

8 Savages wasn’t one of the performers; Silence Yourself didn’t win an award.

9 Kim Gordon and Bill Nace didn’t perform and didn’t get a Grammy for their amazing Body/Head album, Coming Apart.

10 Enough already. (Plus they’ve always sucked in the past.)

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Watch: Haim & Lorde Cover Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Man”

This performance was broadcast on VH1 a few days ago but if you missed it, it’s cool. There’s a great raw DIY quality to the whole thing. Check out the guitar playing.

Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend Head Amazon’s Best Albums of 2013 List

Amazon has posted Best Albums of 2013 list. At thier website they explain how there came up with the list.

The 2013 best-of lists were voted on by the Amazon music and MP3 teams, which includes not only the editors, but everyone else behind the scenes, too. It was a very democratic process. These are strictly our favorite albums; sales information did not factor into our choices at all.

Here’s the list:

1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
3. Chvrches – Bones of What You Believe
4. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
5. Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
6. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
7. Lorde – Pure Heroine
8. Bastille – Bad Blood
9. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
10. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
11. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
12. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
13. Haim – Days Are Gone
14. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars
15. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…
16. Deafheaven – Sunbather
17. Foals – Holy Fire
18. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
19. Fitz & The Tantrums – More THan Just A Dream
20. Icona Pop – This Is… Icona Pop