Best of 2019: Top 40 Singles
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Best of 2019: Top 40 Singles

40) Barefoot in the Park (Feat. ROSALÍA) – James Blake On an album full of hip hop influenced electronic sounds, Barefoot in the Park truly stands out. It’s so emotive and Blake hasn’t sounded this intensely engaging in years. ROSALÍA sounds incredible here too and their voices blend together in ways you’d never expect. A … Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Song of the Year
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Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Song of the Year

There are literally just hours to go until the Grammy Awards 2020 nominations are announced, so I’ll attempt to keep this round of Song of the Year short (That will never happen).

There’s a fair bit of crossover between ROTY and SOTY in my choices, but this is hardly surprising. Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Record of the Year
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Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Record of the Year

Last year saw the same song take home both Record and Song of the Year at the Grammys. It was too hard to ignore the cultural and commercial significance of a song like This Is America for voters, but this year there isn’t an equivalent favourite. There’s just days to go until nominations are revealed, but for me the set of hits I expect to be in contention could result in a number of potential winners. Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Country
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Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Country

Best Country Solo Performance Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs GIRL – Maren Morris God’s Country – Blake Shelton Bring Me Flowers Now – Tanya Tucker Love Wins – Carrie Underwood (Alternatives: Living – Dierks Bentley, Look What God Gave Her – Thomas Rhett, Whiskey Glasses – Morgan Wallen) Best Country Duo/Group Performance Speechless – Dan … Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Not Even Close to a Halftime Report
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Grammy Awards 2020: Nomination Predictions – Not Even Close to a Halftime Report

You’ll notice that I’ve titled this article Not Even Close to a Halftime Report. I’ve attempted to do this sort of piece here on my blog around 6 months into the eligibility period to give a clear picture of how things are looking so soon after the previous Grammy night. This year I’m writing this … Continue reading