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Old 02-18-2007, 06:44 PM   #16
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she does a lovely cover of "i think it's going to rain today"
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:34 PM   #17
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While he's had his share of Grammys, he's never won the coveted Album Of The Year. He got screwed in 1984 (Lionel Ritchie, anyone?), and let's face it, The Rising deserved to win a few years back. Nothing against Norah Jones - her music is quite pleasant, and her song won Record and Song Of The Year anyway.





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This surprises you? The Grammy voters don't love the rock and roll.

Not like a Grammy actually means anything these days anyway.

And I doubt Springsteen cares all that much.

Plus, I liked that Norah Jones won a lot of Grammys that year and some new talent was rewarded.
It does surprise me - the Grammy voters love U2, after all.

And he cared about that one. In his first show after the Grammys, he opened with "I'd like to thank...absolutely fucking nobody!"

Ok, I've derailed this thread enough now.
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And he cared about that one. In his first show after the Grammys, he opened with "I'd like to thank...absolutely fucking nobody!"
Did he really? That's awesome.

In any case, Norah Jones didn't rob him of the Grammy - the voters did. My comment about the Grammys and rock was more intended to point out some of the recent Album of the Year winners: O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, Dixie Chicks, Ray Charles, Norah Jones. Not that those aren't great albums (yes, that's debatable, especially in Ray Charles' case), but album of the year seems to go to the non-rockers these days.

So don't be hatin' on Norah!

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I had a listen to "Not Too Late" in full last week, it was really my introduction to Norah Jones, and I quiet enjoyed it.
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While he's had his share of Grammys, he's never won the coveted Album Of The Year. He got screwed in 1984 (Lionel Ritchie, anyone?), and let's face it, The Rising deserved to win a few years back.
he's definitely been robbed, though personally i don't think Born in the USA is all that great even to Bruce's standards. Born to Run, Darkness, River, Tunnel etc... those really deserved some awards as did the Rising.. but let's face it the Grammys are mostly.. lame. They hardly know talent, even when it hits them in the face.

ok, now I've digressed as well
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And he cared about that one. In his first show after the Grammys, he opened with "I'd like to thank...absolutely fucking nobody!"

Ok, I've derailed this thread enough now.
Bruce

Ok, back to the Norah Jones discussion. I couldn't pass up a mini-Bruce derailment.
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So don't be hatin' on Norah!

I don't mind Norah Jones, but I can't listen to her stuff that often unless I need something to fall asleep to.
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he's definitely been robbed, though personally i don't think Born in the USA is all that great even to Bruce's standards. Born to Run, Darkness, River, Tunnel etc... those really deserved some awards as did the Rising.. but let's face it the Grammys are mostly.. lame. They hardly know talent, even when it hits them in the face.
Born In The USA was nominated, though. The others weren't - I know, shocking...

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Bruce

Ok, back to the Norah Jones discussion. I couldn't pass up a mini-Bruce derailment.
Who can?
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I enjoy "Come Away With Me" but I don't feel like I need more than one Norah Jones album,

She's talented and she's got an undeniably gorgeous voice, but personally I like my singers to have a bit more emotional rawness and drama to their vocals. Which doesn't necessarily mean over-singing or over-emoting; someone like Nick Drake barely ever sings above a whisper but his voice still has so much poignancy and emotion in it. To me Norah sounds too smooth and placid to really grab me in a big way.
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