Grammy Nominees 2008 - Various

2008-02-08 16:35
Most of the contenders for the big awards are included here. There are the regular poppers, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Christina Aguilera with their huge hits "What goes around…comes around", "Irreplaceable" and "Candyman" respectively.

Then there's the new kids of the Grammy block. 2007 was undoubtedly the year of Amy Winehouse and Plain White Ts, whose "Rehab" and "Hey there Delilah" both compete for "Song of the Year". Rihanna's "Umbrella" is excluded though. Like we really need to hear that one again.

Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney are apparently still making music and battle it out for "Best Pop Vocal Album". The gnarly old dudes are represented with “(your want to) Make a Memory” and "Dance Tonight". Other highlights are Nickleback, Green Day, U2 and Daughtry all gunning for "Best Rock Performance".

The problem with these albums is that there is bound to be a couple of tracks that get on your nerves. The intermingling of JT and Feist on one album is just plain wrong. And while it’s disappointing that Fergie's "Big Girls Don’t Cry" was also left out in the cold, the selection is still comparatively better than last year’s compilation.

- Ashlin Simpson

So it’s that time of year again where musicians contend for coveted titles like "Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year". The Grammy’s are great, and I say this only because last year the show beat the MTV awards in the oomph department.

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