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53rd Annual Grammy Awards

February 16, 2011 - Brandi Bowers

In case you missed it, The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night. I absolutely love music, but I’ve never been a big fan of this show. It always seems strange to me because I feel like you see a lot of the same people performing, nominated & winning in the show. With so much good music throughout the year, it really feels like it’s all staged or fixed. Plus, it’s not regular people picking the winners, it’s musicians. You have people standing up there thanking all their fans, but the fans don’t even get to vote. Doesn’t that seem strange to you?

On the other hand, the one good thing about this show is the performances. I feel like the other award shows don’t show enough acting or TV or movie clips. The Grammys really are about the music. I was actually excited to watch this year because of some of the performers. Of course, most people were tuning in to see what crazy get up Lady Gaga would have on and what crazy stunts & costumes would make up her performance. I didn’t care much for her entrance. I love Lady Gaga’s music & I love abstract art, but I don’t love the two combined. I also love love love the lyrics to her new song, Born This Way. However, when I heard the complete song, I was pretty disappointed (apparently along with a lot of other people). Like I said, the lyrics are great, but thanks to the music, I couldn’t get Madonna’s “Express Yourself” out of my head. Was that on purpose that they sound so similar, or did no one in the production process pick up on that?

My favorite part of the night was definitely MUSE! They have been a favorite band of mine for a while. I have a tendency to like bands & musicians that are big in the UK (Muse, Dido, Massive Attack, etc.), but not so much here. It was great seeing them perform and win. If you haven't listened to them yet, give them a try. Go to

I really could go on and on about the Grammys, so here's a quick summary of the rest of it. I still think Christina Aguilera has an attitude problem, Lady Antebellum is the only country group I like, so I’m glad they won, Drake is awesome but will always be Jimmy Brooks to me, Julianne Hough’s dress was absolutely gorgeous, Usher and Ricky Martin looked good from the waist up (bad shoes & pants), no one over the age of 15 cares about Justin Beiber, I still have no clue who Esperanza Spalding or Arcade Fire is (although I've heard I'd like Arcade Fire), Cee Lo & Gwyneth Paltrow make a great combo, as does Eminem & Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson looks and sounds amazing, & Mick Jagger can still rock out! That’s pretty much my recap. What’s your take on the Grammys?


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Matthew Bellamy, Lead Singer of Muse