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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2014, 07:40:44 PM »
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The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) ROY, SOY, Rock Perf, Rock Song
Ordinary Love Song/Visual Media
Invisible (Red) Music Vid
Songs Of Innocence AOY, Rock Album

Honestly, we knew AOY wasn't happening and The Miracle is not as strong as the entire album.  Honestly, it makes sense that they were nominated in 1 category.  There were 62 bands that submitted something in the rock category, including 34 submissions for Rock Album of the Year.  They got the benefit of bands not being able to submit in both the Alt album of the year and Rock album of the year, or they would be competing against Jack White and Arcade Fire.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2014, 07:57:42 PM »
Achtung Baby didn't win album of the year. That's all you need to know about the grammys.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2014, 08:39:31 PM »
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They will see 1 nomination as a disappointment surely?
I agree.  They took lots of time and delayed the album again and again to come up with what they thought would at least challenge for Album of the Year in the overall category and not just the rock.  If that is all it gets it just equals NLOTH as that also got nominated for best rock album but did not win.  They cannot be too pleased.  I really think they blew it and misjudged with Miracle being the first single.  EBW or The Troubles should have been.

EBW maybe. I continue to think The Miracle was a pretty strong choice for first single and that The Troubles would be a disastrously bad choice for a single even if it's a great song.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2014, 08:41:16 PM »
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Achtung Baby didn't win album of the year. That's all you need to know about the grammys.
Couldn't have put it better. Grammeys are based on which level of sex sells more.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2014, 08:52:24 PM »
The following two things can both simultaneously be true - and, I think, are;

1) The Grammy's are a terrible indicator of quality
2) U2 care a lot about them and will probably be disappointed by this showing, especially given they specifically did the vinyl stunt to be eligible

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2014, 09:29:19 PM »
Who cares about the Grammys?

Meaningless award show is meaningless.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2014, 09:43:17 PM »
I don't think the Grammy Awards mean much, but I assume that U2 do.  I think the album is great and I assume the 30 million who downloaded the album thought it was good too.  If they are hurt by the Grammy snub, maybe it'll push them to get Songs of Experience out sooner. 

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2014, 10:45:05 PM »
What can happen for U2 Grammy noms wise next year? Anything?

Beck is up for both AOY and RAOY. Hmmmm...

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2014, 01:38:35 AM »
Here's my theory which is based on pure conjecture:

U2's marketing did not anymore push for Grammy nominations (aka they did not need to "pay off" the ones in the Grammy list) because:
-Bono is injured and U2 won't appear in the Grammies

-they are not making any public performances in the near future so they have basically decided to halt album promotions

-the tour is in small venues and it's indoors so it will sellout on its own and won't need any Grammy-win boost

-next year might be a more opportune time to buy (er.. I mean "win) some Grammies perhaps with one of the album songs winning Song or Record of the Year because by then people will have been talking about how great the tour is, how hard it is to get tour tickets, and how the album has good songs while they would have distanced themselves from the controversial release of the album.  Right now, the album is still tied up to the controversial release, Bono is injured, and there is no benefit in winning it all

They might not even win rock album of the year. That might go to Beck since he is nominated for album of the year.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2014, 01:57:03 AM »
I would be alright with Beck or U2 winning this.

Then again, grammys have no relevance anymore.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2014, 05:45:15 AM »


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The following two things can both simultaneously be true - and, I think, are;

1) The Grammy's are a terrible indicator of quality
2) U2 care a lot about them and will probably be disappointed by this showing, especially given they specifically did the vinyl stunt to be eligible


You're probably correct with #2. I wish they were more like Pearl Jam when it comes to this stuff.  Pearl Jam basically called them out in public and I agree with them. Awarding art is subjective. People get way to hung up on this stuff.

I'm still going to enjoy SOI and see U2 next year and have an amazing time doing so. A bunch of music industry insiders aren't going to change that for me.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2014, 05:55:26 AM »
Snubbed for Album of the Year. Oh, well...

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2014, 06:57:43 AM »
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Snubbed for Album of the Year. Oh, well...

Payback for performing the mediocre GOYB at the 2009 Grammys.

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2014, 07:01:05 AM »

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Snubbed for Album of the Year. Oh, well...

Payback for performing the mediocre GOYB at the 2009 Grammys.
Lol

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Re: SOI nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy's
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2014, 10:09:16 AM »
Part of me kind of wishes they would have waited until next year instead of pushing the vinyl out for Grammy eligibility.