Posts Tagged ‘GRAMMYs 2012’
Record of the Year is one of the most prestigious Grammy Awards because it recognizes the achievement of the entire team of artists, songwriters, producers, audio engineers and mixers that goes into making a great song. This year’s nominees represent a wide range of musical styles, from the radio pop of Katie Perry to the experimental indie-folk of Bon Iver.
The Rock Album. Over the past 50 years the “album” has come to be considered the ultimate artistic statement for a musician. Since this concept truly began in earnest with Rock music, for many people the “Best Rock Album” Grammy award is the most important of all.
2011 was an interesting year for Pop music, with trends moving towards the big club beats of European electronic music. This year’s nominees for Best Pop Group Performance, of course, are not all electronic artists, but many have incorporated elements of that sound into their styles. Their are holdouts from artists with more traditional pop styles as well though, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
This year’s field of Alternative Music Grammy Nominees is host to a wide range musical styles. From My Morning Jacket‘s hard hitting riffs to Bon Iver‘s ethereal melodies, this year’s nominees have a bit of everything. Check out who we’re picking as our top bets to win Album of the Year, plus grab a free download of Bon Iver‘s single “Calgary”!
At last night’s GRAMMY Nominee Announcement Ceremony, we learned the list of nominees for the 2012 GRAMMY Awards, and also saw exciting performances by some of the biggest names in the music business, many of whom were also nominees! Click through to see some highlights from the nominees list and check out their music–including some free MP3 downloads.