Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon: ‘I still hate The Grammys’

The singer songwriter picked up two awards earlier this year

Despite winning two awards at this year’s ceremony, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has explained that he still hates The Grammys.

Speaking to Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste on Twitter – who was angered after being snubbed at yesterday’s Grammy nominations – Vernon wrote – via Pitchfork:

this is why i hate the grammies. because it allows you to question what you’ve done. don’t question what you’ve done Ed.

He continued at “y’alls music is pure as fuck and there is nobody making music like you and i think it’s truly unique. the grammies aren’t a measure of much that is calculable or quantifiable by our own contexts for music. why you create is most important.”


Droste had been tweeting about his disappointment at not receiving a nomination for Grizzy Bear’s most recent album, ‘Shields’, writing: “So the Grammies are literally based off sales and nothing else?#bummerzone… Super relieved Taylor Swift is up for another award. Was worried she didn’t have enough! #phew”.

Droste then started tweeting at Vernon, asking what the “Grammy secret!” was. He asked: “Don’t know how you managed to infiltrate @blobtower, what’s the secret?… or maybe we gotta make better music :/ point is a year ago I was so excited you were nominated, and nobody from “our world” :(“.

With six nominations apiece, Mumford and Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West are among the frontrunners for next year’s Grammy Awards.

Frank Ocean and Fun. will also compete in six categories, as will Dan Auerbach, who picks up five nominations with The Black Keys as well as a solo nod for Producer of the Year.

British contenders include Adele, Florence and the Machine, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran, while Rihanna picks up a pair of nominations and Skrillex is shortlisted for two prizes: Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held at LA’s Staples Center on February 10, 2013. See for a full list of nominations.