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Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Grammies in actually-80%-right-category shock!

Field 2 - Dance
Category 12 - Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)
• Good Luck Basement Jaxx Featuring Lisa Kekaula Basement Jaxx, producers; Basement Jaxx, mixers [XL Recordings/Astralwerks]
• Get Yourself High The Chemical Brothers The Chemical Brothers, producers; The Chemical Brothers, mixers [Astralwerks]
• Slow Kylie Minogue Dan Carey & Emiliana Torrini, producers; Mr. Dan, mixer Track from: Body Language [Capitol Records]
• Comfortably Numb Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters, producers; Neil Harris
& Scissor Sisters, mixers Track from: Scissor Sisters [Universal Records]
• Toxic Britney Spears Avant & Bloodshy, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer Track from: In The Zone [Jive/Zomba Label Group]

Well, you know, I'd rather have had a different Scissor Sisters song, but all things told, very nice!

The rock duo/group category is 80% things I wouldn't mind winning, but not necessarily my first choices (Franz Ferdinand, Green Day, Killers, U2--OK, I'll grant that "Vertigo" is a good song).

Overall, not too bad. Kind of fun to see Modest Mouse, the Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Green Day, and Kanye West get some nods. Most of the "rap" category's not too shabby, too, plus female pop vocal, and a few others. I'll watch. Maybe Prince will perform! Although it's something of a shame that Brian Wilson's going to lose to a subpar Ray Charles album.