I posted about this but I'm not sure where the post went, LOL. I'm just happy to see her pushing her boundaries instead of doing the same 'sweet country teen' perfomance that she usually does. I'll take "interesting" over "bland" most days!
They're this years Foster The People, Neon Trees, etc.
In the sense that they had one huge song. I really don't like grouping Foster the People with Neon Trees and fun. I thought Torches was a good album. Nothing out of this world, but certainly not worthy of the Neon Trees hate.
"The problem with GnR is that they suck. The songs suck. Even when they were in their prime they sucked. Remnants of an era of misogynistic sunset strip garbage. Bros who dressed like girls but still acted like high school jocks.
"Best Urban Contemporary Album" -- what does that mean?
"albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B. This category is intended for artists whose music includes the more contemporary elements of R&B and may incorporate production elements found in urban pop, urban Euro-pop, urban rock, and urban alternative"
Also, a giant relief that the Grammys aren't so terrible they'd get that one wrong.