Despite winning two awards at this year’s ceremony, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has explained that he still hates The Grammys.
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 Twitter.com/blobtower: “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.
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 Grammy.com for a full list of nominations.