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Grammys Roundup

Monday, February 14, 2011

Music's biggest night declared their winners and losers this weekend--and we're here to pick up the pieces. Joining us for a wrapup of the Grammys is Chris Richards, pop music critic for the Washington Post.


Chris Richards

Comments [13]

Will from Clifton NJ

...I'm a little drunk and I need you now. If this is the finest song of the year then the Grammys are meaningless...who cares?

Feb. 14 2011 10:23 PM
Frank Grimaldi from East Village

On the whole, I thought it was a great show. Here are two things I picked up on.

I found it suspect that Lady Gaga made that speech about thinking of Whitney Houston's voice to write the song "Born This Way." Did she come up with that speech/excuse after her new song was slammed all weekend for sounding like Madonna's "Express Yourself" or Patrick Hernandez's "Born to Be Alive?" Hmmm.

I'm not a Justin Bieber fan but I thought the jokes were a little too much. He is a talented kid - older musicians shouldn't let their egos get in the way. Musicians gloating over Bieber not winning in the catagories he was in, felt a little cruel and childish.

Feb. 14 2011 02:42 PM
Alicia from New York City

Please remind Chris Richards and other listeners that Aretha Franklin is not the "Princess of Soul." She has always been and will continue to be the "QUEEN OF SOUL". How dare you Chris Richards, Music Critic, not do your homework and in your negligence strip Ms. Franklin of a title she's always had in the music community.

Feb. 14 2011 02:32 PM
gi from nyc

Am I the only one still flabbergasted by Lady Gaga's totally blatant continual total Madonna rip-off/sightly-revised (currently "respect yourself")?

Why is this acceptable and even lauded applauded and adored?????

Feb. 14 2011 02:21 PM
Lynn Reich

There was a strange juxtaposition at the Grammy's of the "in memoriam" photo montage when it ended with Mick Jagger coming onstage to sing. Was that to show us that he is, or is not, still alive?

Feb. 14 2011 02:21 PM
Ken Braun from Nutley, NJ

It looked like Mick Jagger shoved Raphael Saddiq when the guitarist came to the front of the stage.

Feb. 14 2011 02:17 PM
a g from n j

bruno mars-very original,interesting cat.

Feb. 14 2011 02:15 PM
Sarah from LES

Is Lady Gaga over? That uninspired performance seems to be a breaking point?

Feb. 14 2011 02:14 PM
zach from west palm beach

Streisand was the highlight. Dylan set was a little disappointing The rest was all theatrics.

Feb. 14 2011 02:12 PM
abdul from brooklyn

funny/unfunny post grammy tumblr page documenting tweets that has popped up in the aftermath of the Arcade Fire upset

Feb. 14 2011 02:10 PM
Siouxie from Bronx

Why was Mick Jagger performing last night? He seemed totally irrelevant.

Feb. 14 2011 02:00 PM
a g from n j

i'd like to hope that esperanza spalding winning could/would usher in a new era. but realistically,where is the infrastructure to herald this new era. few school music programs. very little, if any, jazz on t.v. a slight framed [ethnic woman], playing wonderful upright bass, with a beautiful voice, is, to me, a joy. i'm sure, her talent, is just as much, open to derision by certain others,or indifference, at best. of course, we cannot expect her to sell like a pop star,baring some major transformation, in her music. it would be nice,however,if she could be known, ten years from now,by people, other than those studying at the conservatory.

Feb. 14 2011 11:05 AM

The fact that Justin Bieber DIDN'T win Best New Artist to me means that the Grammys are still somewhat about the music. I was almost convinced otherwise over the past decade.

Feb. 14 2011 10:09 AM

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