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Handicapping The Grammys: Predictions 2009

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Fasten your seat belts, kids. It's Grammy time.

Whether you love the Grammys or hate them, one thing's for sure. You can't beat the entertainment they've got lined up this year. Were talking McCartney, U2, Coldplay, and Radiohead, for starters. So even if the choices of the historically stodgy Academy make you want to throw things at your TV, at least you know you're going to get some quality music.

But the Grammys don't exactly have a very good track record when it comes to making forward-looking choices. Eventually they'll generally get it right, handing out awards to the people who deserve them, but it's usually years after the fact. Just ask Dylan or the Rolling Stones.

Frustratingly, the Academy will more often get it wrong, though, and sometimes wildly so. Past honorees for Best New Artist, for example, include such one-hit wonders as the Starland Vocal Band (remember "Afternoon Delight"?) and the most famous lip-synching group of all time, Milli Vanilli. Also, the first year that the Academy decided to honor heavy metal in a category, they awarded those mosh-pit favorites Jethro Tull over Metallica.

Still, the beat goes on at the Grammys. What follows is my own predictions for how I expect things to go down tonight. I base these on gut more than anything else, and the list should by no means be considered in any way scientific or something you'd want to bet the house and the kids on.

Record Of The Year

Chasing Pavements — Adele
Viva La Vida — Coldplay
Bleeding Love — Leona Lewis
Paper Planes — M.I.A
Please Read The Letter — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

SHOULD WIN: Coldplay
WILL WIN: Coldplay

It should be a big night for Coldplay.

Album Of The Year

Viva La Vida — Coldplay
Tha Carter III — Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman — Ne-Yo
Raising Sand — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainbows — Radiohead

SHOULD WIN: Radiohead
WILL WIN: Plant/Krauss

Radiohead's album set a new standard for music distribution that turned the record industry on it's ear, but Plant and Krauss are a safer choice because Coldplay and Radiohead are going to split the rock vote, and Radiohead is just a bit too experimental to take home one of the big three. Besides, Grammy loves all that O' Brother Where Art Thou kind of shit, right? I'd call Coldplay a dark horse here, but I also wouldn't be betting on that Led Zeppelin reunion tour happening anytime soon after tonight.

Song Of The Year

American Boy — William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters
Chasing Pavements — Adele Adkins, songwriter
I’m Yours — Jason Mraz, songwriter
Love Song — Sara Bareilles, songwriter
Viva La Vida — Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters

SHOULD WIN: Coldplay
WILL WIN: Coldplay

Splits on Record and Song of the Year are very rare.

Best New Artist

Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

SHOULD WIN: Duffy
WILL WIN: Jonas Brothers

Duffy's album was by far the most interesting of all of the nominees here, but the Jo-Bros have the most name familiarity.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Chasing Pavements — Adele
Love Song — Sara Bareilles
Mercy — Duffy
Bleeding Love — Leona Lewis
I Kissed A Girl — Katy Perry
So What — P!nk

SHOULD WIN: Duffy
WILL WIN: Pink

This is a tough one this year. Katy Perry's song was by far the biggest of the lot, but I just don't see Grammy honoring a song about lesbianism. My gut tells me the Grammy goes with the familiar here, which is why I'm going with Pink.

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Rock And Roll Train — AC/DC
Violet Hill — Coldplay
Long Road Out Of Eden — The Eagles
Sex On Fire — Kings of Leon
House of Cards — Radiohead

SHOULD WIN: Kings Of Leon
WILL WIN: Coldplay

Kings of Leon had a huge breakthrough this year, but if the Grammys do what they usually do, it'll be a few more years before they catch up to them. The Eagles are a dark horse here for pretty much the same reason, but once again I think this is gonna be a big night for Coldplay.

Best Rock Album

Viva La Vida — Coldplay
Rock n Roll Jesus — Kid Rock
Only By The Night — Kings of Leon
Death Magnetic — Metallica
Consolers of the Lonely — The Raconteurs

SHOULD WIN: Coldplay
WILL WIN: Coldplay

The Raconteurs are my personal favorites in this category. Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" was arguably the song of the summer. But once again, I'm really smelling that Coldplay sweep.

Best Alternative Album

In Rainbows — Radiohead
Evil Urges — My Morning Jacket
Modern Guilt — Beck
Narrow Stairs — Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple — Gnarls Barkley

SHOULD WIN: Radiohead
WILL WIN: Radiohead

As the only album here also nominated for Album of the Year, Radiohead is a shoo-in. Although, a win for My Morning Jacket would also be a nice surprise.

Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Female

Me Myself and I — Beyonce
Heaven Sent — Keyshia Cole
Spotlight — Jennifer Hudson
Superwoman — Alicia Keys
Need U Bad — Jazmine Sullivan

SHOULD WIN: Alicia Keys
WILL WIN: Alicia Keys

The Grammys love Alicia Keys.

Best Contemporary R&B Album:

Growing Pains — Mary J. Blige
Back of My Lac — J Holiday
First Love — Karina
Year Of The Gentleman — Ne-Yo
Fearless — Jazmine Sullivan

SHOULD WIN: Mary J. Blige
WILL WIN:: Mary J. Blige

I was really tempted to say Ne-Yo wins this one. But my gut tells me it's Mary J.

Best Rap Album:

American Gangster — Jay Z
Tha Carter III — Lil Wayne
The Cool — Lupe Fiasco
Nas — Nas
Paper Trail — T.I.

SHOULD WIN: Nas
WILL WIN: Lil' Wayne

Nas' album was the most artistically bold, but Lil' Wayne had the biggest seller of 2008, period. Lil' Wayne will sweep the rap categories.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Gravity — John Mayer
I Saw Her Standing There — Paul McCartney
Girls In Their Summer Clothes — Bruce Springsteen
Rise — Eddie Vedder
No Hidden Path — Neil Young

SHOULD WIN: Bruce Springsteen
WILL WIN: Bruce Springsteen

I'm not sure why a song from a 2007 release is even here, but Bruce's song is by far the most recognizable here (well, outside of the nearly fifty year old Beatles song, anyway). The fact that Macca is actually performing at the show makes him a dark horse, and Neil Young is certainly overdue. But I say Springsteen takes this.

Best Rock Song

Girls In Their Summer Clothes — Bruce Springsteen
House Of Cards — Radiohead
I Will Possess Your Heart — Death Cab For Cutie
Sex On Fire — Kings Of Leon
Violet Hill — Coldplay

SHOULD WIN: Bruce Springsteen
WILL WIN: Coldplay

Even the Boss won't be able to stop Coldplay's momentum tonight.

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About Glen Boyd

Glen Boyd is the author of Neil Young FAQ, released in May 2012 by Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard Publishing. He is a former BC Music Editor and current contributor, whose work has also appeared in SPIN, The Rocket, The Source and other publications. You can read more of Glen's work at The Rockologist, and at the official Neil Young FAQ site. Follow Glen on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • http://www.blogcritics.com/writer/clayton_perry Clayton Perry

    This year, Glen, I think the Recording Academy is going to SHOCK the world. For too long, they have had their “heads in the sand.”

    First off, let’s be real… Lil’ Wayne is deserving of the “Album of the Year” GRAMMY. Such a win is too DRASTIC, however, and Radiohead WILL walk away with the award.

    As far as the “Record of the Year” prize, I am rooting for M.I.A.! “Paper Planes” may catch the world by surprise.

    In the “Song of the Year” category, I really hope that Sara Bareilles wins. “Love Song” is simply contagious.

    Hopefully, Adele will win the “Best New Artist” award, since she will be overlooked in all of the other categories. (I fear that too many Americans have not given this Brit a chance! 19 is the ISH!)

    Skipping down to the R&B categories, the Recording Academy needs to SKIP over Alicia Keys this year. Keyshia Cole is VERY deserving of the “Vocal Performance” award. “Heaven Sent” is an absolute gem. Nevertheless, Jennifer Hudson will receive a worthy–and welcome–sympathy vote. Even better, a win for “Spotlight” is a win for Ne-Yo, because I don’t really see him walking away with GRAMMY gold for his solo material.

    Last but not least, I have to talk about Jazmine Sullivan, an INCREDIBLE artist who will be outshine in the “Best New Artist” category. A nice consolation gift would be the “Best Contemporary R&B Album” prize. That being said, Mary J. Blige is the QUEEN, so Jazmine might not stand a chance here either! 😛

  • http://donaldgibson.blogspot.com/ Donald Gibson

    Alicia Keys already won for “Superwoman.”

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    Looks like I’m one for one.

  • http://www.blogcritics.com/writer/clayton_perry Clayton Perry

    Y’know what, Glen! Although Plant/Krauss won the “Album of the Year” prize, I can honestly say that I am satisfied with the distribution of the 2009 GRAMMY Awards, simply because:

    *** Adele won the “Best New Artist” GRAMMY

    I love 19… with a PASSION! 😛

    I was also happy to see Whitney Houston pass the torch to R&B’s future leading lady… Jennifer Hudson!

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    I was very surprised that Plant/Krauss also took record of the year. I figured Coldplay was a lock there. But how about Radiohead with the marching band? That was wild!

    -Glen

  • http://donaldgibson.blogspot.com/ Donald Gibson

    My one thought watching Radiohead with the marching band: “Hang on, is this the video for Tusk?”

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    “I’m not sure why a song from a 2007 release is even here”

    Because it’s not the calendar year. Grammy eligibility is Oct. 1 – Sept 31.

    I don’t understand how Coldplay is considered rock. They play pop music/elevator muzak.

  • http://donaldgibson.blogspot.com/ Donald Gibson

    Forget 2007, I didn’t understand how John Mayer’s “Gravity” won, considering that it came out in 2006.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    “I figured Coldplay was a lock [record of the year].”

    Did you hear both songs?

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    My thought was that Plant/Krause had a lock for album (although my own choice would’ve been Radiohead), and that Coldplay would win the remaining two of the big three. Both acts ended up having a pretty good night, but Plant/Krause was the sweep that I would be Coldplay’s.

    As to my thoughts on Coldplay’s album, I like it. Guilty as charged there. As Chris Martin said from the podium, “we may not be the hardest band, but…”

    They are a rock band. And in my opinion, a rather decent one.

    -Glen

  • http://www.knownjohnson.com Tom Johnson

    I have a hard time saying Coldplay didn’t deserve to win something for VLV. It’s a very, very good album. I wouldn’t have said I was a fan this time last year but I can’t deny that now, at least of this album’s version of Coldplay.

    And I’m content with In Rainbows receiving the Grammy for Best Alternative Album. Isn’t that how this plays out? Coldplay is the “people’s music” and Radiohead is “outsider’s music”? At least in relatively general terms where differences in millions of units moved are considered.

    And Plant/Krauss more than deserved to win – Raising Sand is a lot more than “O Brother Where Art Thou kind of shit.” It was a great album.

    All I want to know at this point is if Satriani’s lawyers actually did finally serve Coldplay their papers on the red carpet like they were threatening to. Anyone see anything about that?

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Well, at least, they got Metallica in the right category(Rock) though I don’t understand how they could get any kind of award for that POS!!

    Better “Rock” Nominations:

    Iced Earth – The Crucible of Man
    Opeth – Watershed
    Cynic – Traced in Air
    Evile – Enter the Grave

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    I agree that Plant/Krauss was a very good album Tom. And I had no doubt that it would win for album. My quip about “Brother Where Art Thou” type of shit, was simply my way of pointing out that the academy really likes T. Bone Burnett and Krause…who I believe has now won more Grammys than any other woman in history.

    I just didn’t expect them to win everything else as well, figuring it would be a bigger night for Coldplay (although they had a decent night anyway).

    I think VLV is an album you basically got or you didn’t. Not a lot of middle ground there, really. As I’ve already said, personally I liked it, and grew to like it much more as time went on. There are some really good songs on that record.

    -Glen

  • http://www.marksaleski.com MarkSaleski

    though I don’t understand how they could get any kind of award for that POS!!

    maybe you should start a new bc series called “i hate Metallica, they’re not real metal”

    that way, your pronouncements would be in one neat & tidy place where we can more easily ignore them.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Hey Mark,

    You could always skip over my comments if they do not meet your approval but as far I’m concerned I’ll speak my mind wherever & whenever I see fit especially if it is about the crap that gets honored at The Grammys.

  • http://www.marksaleski.com MarkSaleski

    i’ll comment after i finish listening to Death Magnetic.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Brian, you do know what the Grammys are, right?

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    you do know what the Grammys are, right?

    Maynard James Keenan put it best:

    “I think the Grammys are nothing more than some gigantic promotional machine for the music industry. They cater to a low intellect and they feed the masses. They don’t honor the arts or the artist for what he created. It’s the music business celebrating itself. That’s basically what it’s all about.”

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    I, personally, feel that the Grammys reflect what was easily picked due to marketing strategy not necessarily what was scoured from the realms of the music world that has any artistic value or longevity.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    You could always skip over commenting about The Grammys if they do not meet your approval, Brian.

    Everyone is certainly entitled to like Coldplay, but they not a rock band. They are a pop band.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    i’ll comment after i finish listening to Death Magnetic.

    Great!! Maybe you should take your own advice with it. I’m pretty sure it won’t reflect anything different than the bloated reviews that are here on BC.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    You could always skip over commenting about The Grammys if they do not meet your approval, Brian.

    Yea… You could always shut your pie-hole about Coldplay. Their neither a pop band or a rock band…They just suck!!

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    I do notice that Mr. Guppus certainly seems to enjoy reading and commenting on “the bloated reviews that are here on BC.”

    At least those “bloated reviews” offer a variance in opinion. The whole Metallica and Coldplay suck thing on the other hand, tends to be a bit of a one trick pony after the first ten or so times we’ve seen it.

    -Glen

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    The whole Metallica and Coldplay suck thing on the other hand, tends to be a bit of a one trick pony after the first ten or so times we’ve seen it.

    Kinda like the bands themselves…

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    seems to enjoy reading and commenting on “the bloated reviews that are here on BC.”

    Sure, the title of the review is about a specific genre of music that I love but then I read the review and i’m like,”Did this guy actually listen to the CD or did he get a different one than I did?”
    Or,”What was the incentive to write this malarkey?”

    If this country wasn’t so full of people who are brainwashed by fame and actually buy into this Top 40 horseshit then it wouldn’t be just me making these comments.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    So then how did Tool win Grammys? I am bored by the poser who says one thing to look cool but still takes part in the system

  • Jordan Richardson

    1. Maynard is a talented singer. He is also a pretentious fuckface.

    2. Artistic value is subjective and “scouring the realms of the music world”. The Grammys most assuredly honour longevity, however.

    3. I prefer what Bono says about the Grammys, which coincidentally can be found in the same Wikipedia entry as the Maynard quote:

    “One man’s Mozart is another man’s Vegas.”

    4. Brian, if you are among the country’s Rare Enlightened, why not sign up and become a writer to inform the populace as to just how much of the music world they’re missing out on and how to properly experience art? If you feel this strongly about music (as we all know you do), do you not owe the idiot masses at least that much?

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    Personally, I normally don’t write much about metal here because for the most part I can’t get past the growly vocals and lyrics about bezelbuub or dungeons and dragons that characterize much of it. There are also other writers here who choose to make metal their specialty, so I just leave that stuff to them. That said, there are metal bands I enjoy a lot, particularly some of the proggier ones.

    But the bloated reviews comment was a pretty cheap shot Brian and I think you know it. You wouldn’t spend nearly as much time here, if you didn’t enjoy reading and commenting on what we write if you weren’t getting at least something out of reading us bloated old BC writers.

    -Glen

  • http://www.marksaleski.com MarkSaleski

    personally, i don’t write about metal because it sucks!!

    no wait…i don’t write about metal because i don’t really know what it is.

    soooo confusing.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    So then how did Tool win Grammys? I am bored by the poser who says one thing to look cool but still takes part in the system

    Could it be by record sales?? I’m sure Tool can’t control when they get popular or when they don’t. But, he didn’t show up…Did he.

    “One man’s Mozart is another man’s Vegas.”

    Yea…I wonder if Bono would’ve said the same thing when U2 was writing passionate music about politics, a dislike for MTV and wasn’t concerned with the cash..,um, no wait.. He’s the poser that says one thing to look cool then takes part in the system!

    Jordan: that recruitment statement was bone-chilling.Are you sure you don’t work for the Giant Brainwashing Machine? The problem is, is that these are my opinions though I believe them to be true and it’s not my job to change or enlighten people. I just love to point out the obvious…

    You wouldn’t spend nearly as much time here, if you didn’t enjoy reading and commenting on what we write if you weren’t getting at least something out of reading us bloated old BC writers.

    Glen, I agree with you for the most part but just as much as I like a lot of the articles on this site, those Metallica reviews may have been written well but the underlying message was pathetic! Come on, Man…Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.

  • http://somethingelsemusic.blogspot.com/ Pico

    Jordan: that recruitment statement was bone-chilling.Are you sure you don’t work for the Giant Brainwashing Machine? The problem is, is that these are my opinions though I believe them to be true and it’s not my job to change or enlighten people. I just love to point out the obvious…

    Where is the evidence of this brainwashing that you speak of? If anything, BC has extremely tolerent of allowing controversial opinons to be published…much more controversial than not liking the new Metallica album.

    Writing articles doesn’t give you responsibility to change or enlighten people. It just gives you a pulpit for your opinions.

    And you like to express your opinions, that much is clear. Why not do so in such a way that allows you to articulate them better?

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    I’d still have to concur with Jordan, Brian. You obviously have something to say, and can more or less put an intelligible sentence together. So why not sign up and write?

    It provides you a forum read by a pretty vast audience on the internet, and best of all there is no fear of selling out to “the man” or anyone else here (since its an un-paid gig).

    We write exactly what we want to write (although you’ll get edited for grammar and the like). And you also might get some free music out of the deal, and without it affecting what you actually write in anyway, shape or form. If you think it sucks, you can say so (though you might piss off a publicist, but thats strictly your call).

    To my way of thinking, that should be a no-brainer for a guy like you.

    Giddy up Cowboy.

    -Glen

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    What Pico said.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    “Could it be by record sales??”

    No. If you are going to call out the Grammys, it might help to know what you are talking about. Tool can control their work being submitted for nomination and didn’t bother to stop the process. They don’t force Grammys upon people. Apparently you like getting your back pissed on by Maynard when you agree with the statements.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Tool can control their work being submitted for nomination and didn’t bother to stop the process.

    Shows how much you know(as usual)… I have no idea what kind of binding agreement Tool has with their Record Label,but, a record company can submit any band’s material if they have enough control without consent. So, I’m pretty sure that Maynard isn’t going to stop the grinding wheels of distribution by killing his contract just so he can make a mute point against the big momentum of TV & Capitalism.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    Right. I don’t think the guy who prefaces his position by making clear he has “no idea” what he’s about to discuss, still uses the term “record labels”, and doesn’t know “mute” from “moot” is in any position to gauge how much someone knows.

    Not showing up to the awards means nothing except he can fool people like you who think it means something. Maynard’s posturing is also catering to low intellect. He’s playing both sides.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Yea…I wonder if Bono would’ve said the same thing when U2 was writing passionate music about politics, a dislike for MTV and wasn’t concerned with the cash..,um, no wait.. He’s the poser that says one thing to look cool then takes part in the system!

    Actually, Bono said he changed his mind about “the system” years ago. People do that from time to time. Nevertheless, you’re ducking my larger point.

    The problem is, is that these are my opinions though I believe them to be true and it’s not my job to change or enlighten people. I just love to point out the obvious…

    Your opinions are obvious and true. Well, now I know why you couldn’t possibly be a critic….

  • Jordan Richardson

    I’m pretty sure that Maynard isn’t going to stop the grinding wheels of distribution by killing his contract just so he can make a mute point against the big momentum of TV & Capitalism.

    If Maynard truly stood behind those principles as much as he arrogantly says he does, he would handle his own distribution. Many artists do so and are still successful (ie. Immortal Technique, tonnes of underground hip hop acts and punk bands). Maynard and Tool could do the same thing, but he chooses to take part in the game while unapologetically and egotistically claiming to be “above it.”

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    I don’t have all day to “get into it” with you people over the mere fact the Grammys are dictated by current and projected album sales and not the actual art or talent of the musicians/bands.

    If Maynard truly stood behind those principles as much as he arrogantly says he does, he would handle his own distribution.

    I disagree…AEnima was the album that won them a Grammy. That was released in 1996. Back then, you could not handle your own distribution and,for the most part, today in the US you still can’t really do it to the degree of success that you make it out to be. BUT, you attacking Maynard for his “principles” shows that you have no idea what he is all about or the history of TOOL.

  • http://www.knownjohnson.com Tom Johnson

    Of course sales plays into it. But if sales was the only reason albums won Grammies, then Raising Sand would not have won Best Album, would it? It certainly was not the best selling album of the year. It sold well, for sure, especially for what it is, but it sold far less than some of its competitors. Sales is only one of many factors. I can’t claim to know what all the factors are, and most of the time, I do disagree with the winners and even the nominees, but Plant/Krauss was a very good choice.

    I’m pretty sure Brian already knows this, but great art rarely impresses the masses, even when it’s pointed out to them. The truly great stuff appeals to smaller circles of people, and trickles down to wider appeal as it gets watered down, either through being simplified or through slowly being integrated into culture over time.

    I just don’t see the point of getting upset about the Grammies. I don’t think it’s a rigged system, I just think it’s a cultural watermark. If the mark seems especially shallow, it’s not because the industry has paid off someone high up in the show, it’s just because people wanted shallow music that year. This year, I think there were some surprising choices made.

  • http://www.knownjohnson.com Tom Johnson

    Oh, and I agree with the others: Tool could easily go indie like Radiohead and NIN. Perhaps they will, but I wouldn’t believe a word Maynard says when it comes to principles. He’s been playing to whatever appeals to the fanbase for ages. He’s the metal equivalent of Bono, IMO. Smart guys, I like ’em in general, but I don’t think they’re entirely earnest most of the time. BIG egos, lots of drama. They’re just working different sides of the equation.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    I just don’t see the point of getting upset about the Grammies.

    Nope..I didn’t get upset about the Grammys. I was just stating my opinion about the sh!tty album that Metallica got nominated for and,imo,shows that the Grammys are full of sh!t! Plus, I gave 4 other examples of “Rock” that I think deserved the credit. But, just because I agree with your statement about great art doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop expressing myself here in the comment section.

    He’s[Maynard] been playing to whatever appeals to the fanbase for ages.

    I disagree.. If that was the case,they would’ve released “AEnima 2″,in fact,they released “Lateralus” which was 5 years later & sounded nothing like “AEnima”. I did not like “Lateralus” but it definitely wasn’t shallow material created to appease their(newly found)fan base. Hell, even “AEnima” sounded way different than “Undertow”. That album was my favorite but AEnima blew me away. Talk about a band progressing for the better in such a short span of time.

    He’s the metal equivalent of Bono, IMO

    Now you’re definitely talking out your a$$.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Brian, when you type your comments, are you on a computer with a parental filter that won’t allow you to type obscenities?

    Just curious.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    No parental filter…I’m just trying to be at least a little classy with my foul mouth. oh well, Fuck it, I won’t bother anymore. It’s kinda of a pain in the ass anyways.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Yeah, typing “ass” with dollar signs is the epitome of “classy.”