• Grammys can do better

    6 days ago - By Boston Herald

    The Grammys should echo the zeitgeist. They should reflect how we feel about today and help explain why we feel this way. Sometimes they do: See victories for revolutionary records by Arcade Fire in 2011, the Dixie Chicks in 2007 and Lauryn Hill in 1999.
    But as a rule, the Grammys have failed in this mission, living in the boring, artistically conservative past: Starland Vocal Band's “Afternoon Delight” picked up three nominations in 1977 while the Clash and Sex Pistols changed music forever and were snubbed. Tracy Chapman's global smash about poverty - “Fast Car” - lost both Song and...
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