I've always maintained that their success is more a reflection of the listening tastes of the U.S. listeners, because time and time again some of our most talented musicians are consistently overlooked.
So I'm indulging in a good giggle from the uproar over the Grammy upset last night with the Arcade Fire and their win for Album of the Year. In my opinion, they are an innovative, talented group of musicians and a pretty well-kept-secret. When you put them up next to their co-nominees, well, let's just say Lady Antebellum is destined for the One-Hit-Wonder bin, Eminem is played out, the Gag is overhyped (although admittedly talented, I'm sick of hearing about her.. an EGG? seriously?) and Katy Perry.. yeesh. So it warms me in the cockles of my heart to see an album win on merit rather than hype, for a change. Way to go, Grammys.
|Who are these guys?|
Congratulations on your win, Arcade Fire.