You probably gathered from previousyears’posts that I generally find the Grammy Awards a bit silly – there are just too many over-specific categories for it really to be meaningful. But it’s worth trawling through them once a year to see what happened, so here’s a summary for 2020!
#9 Best Dance Recording
The Chemical Brothers beat Bonobo and others to win this with Got to Keep On. They were also nominated for We’ve Got to Try for Best Music Video.
#10 Best Dance/Electronic Album
The Chemical Brothers won this too, for No Geography, beating Apparat‘s LP5, Tycho‘s latest, and others.
#16 Best Alternative Music Album
Thom Yorke won for Anima, which was also nominated for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package and Best Music Film. He was also nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media, for Suspirium.
#51 Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo won for Celia.
That’s about all I could find, although I must confess I’m intrigued by the nominations for Best Immersive Audio Album, and a few others. If you have the patience to work through the full list of nominees and winners yourself, visit the official website here, and click on “Read More”.
Awards season is upon us! To celebrate, here are the nominations for our own ceremony, the Stowaway Awards. You already know the results of the Best Track thanks to our countdown the other week, so we’ll just cover the exciting awards.
Last year’s winner was Credo by The Human League. The nominees:
Air – Le Voyage dans la Lune
Apollo 440 – The Future’s What it Used to Be
Delerium – Music Box Opera
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Metroland – Mind the Gap
Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
The Presets – Pacifica
Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
Sébastien Tellier – My God is Blue
Soulsavers – The Light the Dead See
Last year’s winner was Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix) by Depeche Mode. The nominees:
Gossip – Move in the Right Direction (CSS Remix)
Jean Michel Jarre – La Cage (Vitalic Rmx)
Ladyhawke – Blue Eyes (Ron Flieger Remix)
Tycho – Dive (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)
Van She – Jamaica (Mad Professor Dub)
Best Live Act
Last year’s winners were Sparks. The nominees:
Keep Shelly in Athens
Last year’s winner was Kavinsky. The nominees:
The Good Natured
Last year’s winners were The Human League. The nominees:
Pet Shop Boys
The full and exciting ceremony will take place in mid-February. Next week, we’ll start looking in detail at what’s been going on at the Brit Awards.
RCRD LBL is, as always, overflowing with exceptional and free good stuff. This week’s highlight is from a San Francisco-based act called Tycho. There’s a whole load of goodies on the site, but the best by far is 2011’s Hours, which you’ll find here.