December 7, 2004
../ Dance Music Grammy Nominations
The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the inaugural Best Electronic/Dance Album category of the Grammy Awards:
Paul Van Dyk, Reflections (Mute Records)
Basement Jaxx, Kish Kash (XL Recordings/Astralwerks)
Various artists mixed by Paul Oakenfold, Creamfields (Thrive Records)
The Prodigy, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (XL Recordings/Maverick)
The Crystal Method, Legion of Boom (V2 Records)
Other Dance music award nominees were announce as well including these selections for the Best Dance Recording:
Scissor Sisters, "Comfortably Numb"
Basement Jaxx featuring Lisa Kekaula, "Good Luck"
Kylie Minogue, "Slow"
The Chemical Brothers, "Get Yourself High"
Britney Spears, "Toxic"
And Best Remixed Recording:
No Doubt, "It's My Life" - remixed by Jacques Lu Cont
George Michael, "Amazing" - remixed by Full Intention (Michael Gray and John Pearn)
Iggy Pop with Freedom featuring Peaches, "Motor Inn" - remixed by Felix Da Housecat
Felix Da Housecat, "Watching Cars Go By," - remixed by Sasha
N.E.R.D., "She Wants To Move," - remixed by Basement Jaxx
The Future: The whole Grammy Award category for the Dance music genre is dodgy at best. As exemplified by the "Creamfields" nod. Does overdubbing a kick and a snare
sample qualify as an original album? No.
So how did a Oakenfold get nominated for this? Either someone from the Recording Academy was like "I've heard of Oakenfold before!! Let's nominate him!" or someone on his support team is a member
of the Academy and suggested this title with a wink and a nod...and the Academy actually bought it. Either way, it's pretty lame.
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