Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

Hollaback Girl
Gwen Stefani
The Neptunes, producers; Andrew Coleman & Phil Tan, engineers/mixers
Track from: Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
[Interscope Records]

 

因为The Neptunes可是金牌制作人,Gwen这张专辑也是很惊艳的,个人Solo事业可谓开门红,唱片很时尚、时髦、悦耳,肯定是舞厅里被DJ常用来Remix的。所以选她。而且,我打算把Album of the Year给了Mariah Carey,这个奖就给Gwen好了。

 

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

The Emancipation Of Mimi
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, Bryan Michael Cox, Eric "Cire" Crawford, Jermaine Dupri, Young Genius, Scram Jones, The Legendary Traxster, LROC, The Neptunes, James Poyser, Manuel Seal, Kanye West & James "Big Jim" Wright, producers; Dana Jon Chappelle, Andrew Coleman, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Frye, Brian Garten, John Horesco IV, Manny Marroquin, Mike Pierce, Phil Tan & Pat "Pat 'Em Down" Viala, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, mastering engineer
[Island Records]

Mariah Carey 05年新专辑咸鱼翻身,好评一片,在她事业低谷近10年后有此漂亮的翻身仗,你说这张专辑从制作到企划、推广、营销是不是很NB?那就选她啦!至于复出的老将Paul爵士,丫太老了,而且水平真的一般,虽然GARMMY尊老是出了名的,但要这么尊,以后还怎么给年轻人机会?(MC也不小啊!)

 

 

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

It's Like That
Mariah Carey
Track from: The Emancipation Of Mimi
[Island Records]

理由同上。MC的唱功本来就十分了得。

 

 

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Speed Of Sound
Coldplay
Track from: X&Y
[Capitol]

看来看去,也就Coldplay这张算是比较熟,和其他几张英式比,他们更值得得这个奖,论资排辈、成就这些都绝对够格。Franz和The Killers还太年轻,Foo Fighters抱歉没听到,就不知道啥样,至于U2,后面有奖等着他们,不急、不差这个吧?况且他们以前也拿过了。

 

 

Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

B.Y.O.B.
System Of A Down
Track from: Mezmerize
[Columbia Records]

今年一前一后发的双张概念专辑,虽然个人不是很喜欢(相对前作),但是他们那个火啊,毋庸质疑的才华啊,发片的好时机啊,天时地利人和一样不少,不是他还能有谁?当然NIN有可能,但他们新专辑跟SOAD比起来,还是创意欠佳啊。AUDIOSLAVE的新专辑是挺不错,很好听,我也特爱《Be Yourself》那歌,但是但是,他们现在的人气销量什么的,显然和SOAD不是一个档次的。其他2个?肯定没戏。

 

 

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Before I Forget
Slipknot
Track from: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
[Roadrunner Records]

没啥特别理由,水到渠成的事。也就RAMMSTEIN可能有得一拼。

 

 

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
U2
[Interscope Records]

好了,今年的主流摇滚里,这张算起来,也是天时地利人和啊,哪方面都不错,那么好听,卖得那么好,主唱那么有摇滚精神,乐队那么有资格,还能要求啥?难道要等他们都到RS和NY那个岁数才给(但GRAMMY还真是做得出地)?RS不缺,NY前面的奖项胜算已经有,这个不很搭边吧。不过,GRAMMY向来每年都会给一两尊奖来敬老,要给了我也不惊奇。再不过,好象前面已经有别的奖项可以达到敬老这个目的了吧?这个就留给U2这支“刚刚好”的乐队好了。