What's Wrong with the Grammys

Lame choices and noisy critics give the awards a dubious rep

Bad timing. And with the big show ready to air this week too.

Here is the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, diligently trying to add greater luster and further lucre to the music biz by modernizing the Grammy Awards and trying to slip them into some semblance of synch with contemporary taste. It took NARAS until 1979 to give rock its own category, but lately it has cooked up a slot for everything from rap to New Age.

Now maybe hipsters will stop calling the show the "Granny Awards." But still present -- they won't go away -- are...

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