February 10, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Collectively, the Grammy performances have been awesome.
Rihanna and fun. were both definitely noteworthy - not to mention Jack White's flawless set. The Black Keys were awesome, as well, while country music seems to have a stronger pull in this year's Grammys than in past years.
I'd really like to see a stronger indie presence. Although neither won an award, The Lumineers and Alabama Shakes are both noteworthy groups and I'm glad they got recognized with nominations.
Overall, the collaborations and performances have been awesome and it is great to see that Dan and Pat [of The Black Keys] are taking a trophy back to Ohio.
"The Band" tribute was really, really strong, too.
Passion Pit should have been up for more things. "Gossamer" was certainly one of the best albums of the year, in my opinion.
Meanwhile, Frank Ocean's performance was a little disappointing. He seemed slightly off-key the entire time which is odd for someone as talented as him.
The Album of the Year going to Mumford and Sons blew me away. That album was a bit of a bust in my mind. Really surprising. I thought Jack of fun. had that one. Totally blindsided.