Monday, February 21, 2011

Eat Your Heart Out, Gaga

Yeah, the Grammys might be sort of old news. But some of the performances deserve to be watched over and over again. I'm talking about Cee Lo Green and Mumford & Sons (and they were probably one of the most underrappreciated artists there that night).

First, Cee Lo. I know one of my complaints about Gaga is how flashy she can be and Cee Lo has a lot of that going on too, but Cee Lo didn't show up in a damn egg, his song doesn't sound like a rip-off of Madonna's "Express Yourself," and it doesn't use words like "chola."

As for Mumford & Sons, major props to them for carrying a performance on raw talent and passion alone. That's a major underappreciated skill in mainstream music today, and they're amazingly skilled writers and fantastic musicians with beautiful songs. Luckily, those who didn't already know about them and would've given a damn found out, and if you haven't heard them yet, this is worth your time and you won't regret it.

Runners-up: Eminem and Rihanna. Eminem gets so into his raps that I sometimes fear he may turn into the Hulk.

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