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Let’s hear it for a bad romance!

A snip from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.

Okay, so for the most part, I’m in total agreement with a friend of mine that Lady Gaga’s vocals sound a bit like Patricia Lewis’s, and that she really isn’t that talented – she’s just very savvy when it comes to a totally entertaining spectacle. But I admit that her songs have the power to grow on me, much like mould on my washing the past few rainy weeks. I know all the words to Paparazzi (don’t ask, I don’t even know why…), and I think the video for Bad Romance is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Especially the closing scene…

So I’m in two minds about the Grammys this year. On the one hand, the fact that Gaga’s nominated in the three top categories, for Song, Album and Record of the year, proves that there are those who feel that’s she’s breathed new life into a genre stultified by Madonna’s dodgy gyrations and increasingly boring reinventions… But then there are people complaining that she’s NOT nominated for Top Vocal Album… which probably means that somebody on the panel stripped away all the artifice and drama and just gave the basics a good listen… Anyway, the results to this year’s Grammys actually seems a bit predictable. As in, Taylor Swift will probably sweep the boards. We’ll know for sure tomorrow!

And once again, those truly deserving (in my mind, at least), weren’t even nominated. St. Vincent, The Dead Weather… Oh brothers, where art thou? I feel an attack of Music Nazi coming on…

Check out the nominees and more info at the official Grammy site.

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