2018 GRAMMYs: 10 Snubs and Surprises

1. SURPRISE: Jay Z dominating While I wasn’t bold enough to call him for Record or Song of the Year, the utter domination of Jay-Z was the best surprise this year. With 8 nominations including three in the general field, four in the rap field, and one for Best Music Video, Jay-Z is the most…

2018 GRAMMYs Prediction: The Country Field

COUNTRY FIELD PREDICTIONS BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE Shania Twain – “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” Carrie Underwood – “Dirty Laundry” Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man” Sam Hunt – “Body Like A Backroad” Chris Stapleton – “Either Way” These were all either critically acclaimed or big hits. “Dirty Laundry” was a hit from an album full…

Album Review: Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’

After a polarizing lead single and three sporadic promotional singles, Taylor Swift has officially released her sixth studio album, reputation. The album functions as Swift’s second pop album and her most risky release yet. Beginning with “…Ready For It,” the first promotional single, the tone is clearly set for the album: big production and strong basslines….

Single Review: Taylor Swift, “Call It What You Want”

In the wee hours of the morning, Taylor Swift dropped “Call It What You Want,” her best song since 2014. “Call It What You Want” is a sparse pop ballad that returns to the Taylor we all fell in love with. These are her best lyrics since 1989; “All my flowers grew back as thorns/windows boarded up after…

Taylor Swift Drops “Gorgeous” from ‘reputation’

AT 12 P.M. EST, Taylor Swift dropped the third track of the reputation era, “Gorgeous.” “Gorgeous” sounds like a redux of Blank Space. The songwriting is some of Taylor’s laziest of her career. Melodically, the song is middling; the bridge is reminiscent of “Supercut” off of Lorde’s Melodrama. The production is strong just like on previous singles…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: Record of the Year

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. RECORD OF THE YEAR One of the most coveted awards…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: Song Of The Year

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. SONG OF THE YEAR One of the most coveted awards…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: The Pop Field

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. THE POP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in…

Review: Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor Swift. After a series of mysterious snake teasers and a slightly fumbled album cover/album title/lead single release date reveal, “Look What You Made and Do,” the lead single off Taylor’s sixth album, reputation, has officially entered the pop music landscape. “Look What You Made Me Do” is different and it is definitely a grower….