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Craig Clemens

December 05, 2014

This morning the twitter account for the Grammys started listing the nominees for the 2015 Grammy awards. In response, fans and critics alike released a statement of their own, “well, no shit”.

Once again, surprising nobody, this years crop of nominees are as every bit of a predictable, numb, salacious, soul-sucking hell-pop, slag-heap as they are every year. The mere concept that something like Ghost Stories by Coldplay is even considered the “best” of 2014 in any category is simply beyond the pale.

God, I hate the Grammys. And if you’d like some prime examples of why this award remains completely irrelevant, you can check out this great post from Bearded Gentlemen Music regarding last year’s ceremony.

Here are some highlights of the 2015 nominees:

Best pop vocal album:

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Katy Perry – Prism
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

Best country album:

Dierks Bently – Riser
Eric Church – The Outsiders
Brandy Clark – 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert – Platinum
Le Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’

Best urban contemporary album:

Beyonce – Beyonce
Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Malils
Pharrell Williams – Girl

Record of the year:

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX – ‘Fancy’
Sia – ‘Chandelier’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)’
Taylor Swift – ‘Shake it Off’
Meghan Trainor – ‘All About That Bass’