Adele Takes the Excitement Out of Anonymous Sex at the Grammys

In Sunday’s New Orleans Advocate, Keith Spera wrote that the Grammys were going to be Beyoncé vs. Adele, but if it’s anyone against Adele, Adele wins. She’s everything the Grammys like, starting with an unnaturally good singer. Against someone with big ideas like Beyoncé, her big voice will win a Grammy every time.

The Grammys and all Those Cellos

The Grammys are often dismissed as behind the times, and some of it is inescapable. All voting members vote in the marquee categories, so engineers, producers, liner note writers, album designers, members of the classical music wing, and everybody else who’s a member of NARAS gets a vote on Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, and so on.

Kanye West Was and Wasn't Wrong at the Grammys

Who knew that the Grammys would spend almost all of its energy in the first hour? After AC/DC's opening number and Miranda Lambert's "Little Red Wagon," there was a power outage, and Lambert aside, the telecast was as sexy as a dental exam. If you only paid attention to music once a year, you'd think its primary use was to help the downtrodden deal fight the brave fight. Madonna's song seemed very familiar for her, but at least her performance with dancing minotaurs briefly dispelled the air of dreary, well-meant glumness that weighed the night down.

Little Love for LA at the Grammys

This year, Louisiana's best hopes of bringing home Grammys come from people who've left the state for bigger success. Christopher Breaux was a singer, songwriter and student at UNO before he moved to Los Angeles, became Frank Ocean and released the excellent Nostalgia Ultra mixtape and, this year, Channel Orange, which earned him four nominations including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

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