Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold is also pretty unhappy about Bruno Mars’ Grammys win

'To give it all to Toy R Us Gap Band is pretty ridic"

Fleet Foxes‘ frontman Robin Pecknold has joined the criticism of Bruno Mars taking home six Grammy Awards.


 Mars was the true victor of the evening, where he won Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album.

Now, following angry comments from Bon Iver, Pecknold has slammed his win.

In capturing an article about the Grammys for an Instagram story, Pecknold wrote: ““Aside from Kendrick / SZA / Jay Z nothing that was nominated was very good in my opinion, but to give it all to Toys R Us Gap Band is pretty ridic.”

He later added: “Nothing was very good. To people asking me ‘what about x album,’ didn’t really listen to any mentioned tbh.”


“Absolutely NO offence to Mr Mars, but you absolutely have to be shitting me,” wrote Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on Twitter following the awards. “While some awesome musicians do win, what is WINNING?”

He added:”To be factual, Mr Mars made a name in the INDUSTRY by making hits OUT of hits of yesteryear. SO… no real need to be mad, even, at the Grammies.

“I’d say move on from this shit show. Felt like a Democratic Party Party, not R’n’Roll.”