Grammys Hit a New Low in Conservatism

  Feb. 22, 1981, Grammys  

  Feb. 22, 1981, Grammys  

Feb. 22, 1981: “The nominees this year represent a new low in Grammy conservatism,” Robert Hilburn says. "The gap in attitude between NARAS members — the people who are in the business of making music — and critics, who spend their time thinking about and responding to music, is conveniently underscored in the Village Voice's annual poll of the nation's leading pop and rock critics.

The results of the Village Voice best album poll:

1. The Clash, "London Calling"
2. Bruce Springsteen's "The River"
3. Talking Heads "Remain in Light"
4. "Pretenders"
5. Public Image, Ltd's "Second Edition"
6. Captain Beefheart's "Doc at the Radar Station"
7. Elvis Costello's "Get Happy!!"
8. Stevie Wonder's "Hotter Than July"
9. Prince's "Dirty Mind"
10. Gang of Four's "Entertainment"

ALSO

Rock Shuts Out Disco at Grammys

 

  Feb. 22, 1981, Grammys  

  Feb. 22, 1981, Grammys  

  Feb. 22, 1981, Grammys  

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1 Response to Grammys Hit a New Low in Conservatism

  1. Rob McMillin says:

    Was there EVER a time when the Grammies were relevant? Man, I’m still listening to the critics’ poll album to this day. The nominated stuff, notsomuch.

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