The Civil Wars

The Grammys vs. MusicGrid.me

2012 was our first Grammy Awards (launched beta in June 2011, out of beta in November). Since these are considered to be, somewhat, the Holy Grail of popular music, we can all agree that many (not all) of the artists that take a golden phonograph home made quality, accessible music. So, seeing as how MusicGrid.me is designed to serve as a conduit of critiques and approvals by you and  your friends, we thought it would be interesting to compare what The Recording Academy said with what you said.

Adele’s “21”

The Grammys: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album

MusicGrid.me Rating: 5/5 

User Review:  Heather Mason gives it: 5/5

One of the only albums that I can listen to straight through without skipping a single song. Each one is my “favorite” throughout the day. And the best part is that “Rolling In The Deep” isn’t even the best song on the album. You’ll never regret listening to Adele.

Bon Iver’s “Bon Iver”

The Grammys: Best Alternative Album, Best New Artist

MusicGrid.me Rating: 4/5

User ReviewKat Chen gives it: 3/5

Although this album was initially a little hard to get used to (I’m such a diehard “For Emma, Forever Ago” gal), upon repeat listenings it marks the evolution of a sound that Justin Vernon and company have worked hard to create. Each song is so intricate and layered and beautiful, and I find something new and lovely and moving about it with each play.

Foo Fighters’s “Wasting Light”

The Grammys: Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song

MusicGrid.me Rating: 4/5

User ReviewDrew Dockery gives it: 5/5

It’s like the Foo Fighter’s cranked it up to 11, what’s not to like?

The Civil Wars’s “Barton Hollow”

The Grammys: Best Folk Album, Best Country Duo/Group Performance

MusicGrid.me Rating: 5/5

User Review: Joey Schrichte gives it: 5/5

Great duet. Very solid album if you are into mellow folk.

Jay-Z & Kenya West’s “Watch the Throne”

The Grammys: Best Rap Performance (“Otis”)

MusicGrid.me Rating: 4/5

User ReviewMike Coleman gives it: 5/5

Love the album and the production. Many people are sleeping on this album, but it will definitely grow on you. Hopefully they will continue to collaborate and create another album. Definitely the best Hip Hop album of the year, and may enter top 15 of all time.

Turns out, MusicGrid.me’s pretty good at helping you find great music! Read some reviews, discover new music, and be a part of rating music socially; there’s so much great music being put out, and we know you don’t wanna miss a thing.