Kanye West Forgotten in 2012 Grammy Nominations (and Still Not Forgiven)

kanye westYo, Gaga, Foo Fighters, Adele, Rhianna, and Bruno, I'm really happy for you. Imma let you finish, but Kanye West had one of the best albums of the year! Hey, don't roll your eyes -- someone had to say it, and it might as well be me. What's with Kanye getting snubbed by the Grammys?!? Did they forget to listen to his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? WHY wasn't it nominated for album of the year?

I think there's a conspiracy going on here. Kanye is being punished for his legendary, meme-inducing VMA interruption -- quite possibly the most famous interruption of all time. Maybe the Grammys committee is afraid he'll upstage the show with more crazy. Or maybe he's being punished! Is Kanye in Awards Purgatory?


Twisted Fantasy went platinum and the album's Metacritic score is 94 out of 100! (Metacritic is like Rotten Tomatoes for music, by the way.) All the critics loved it, even the ones who think he is, to quote President Obama, a jackass. Just because Kanye has an over-sized ego and treats awards shows like a family reunion held in his living room doesn't mean he can't get any major awards action ever, does it? 

And can we please talk about the other nominees? Adele -- yes, I get it, genius. But Foo Fighters? What the hell?!? It's like they took all their albums from the '90s, threw them into a blender, microwaved the mess, and then poured ketchup over it all! As for Bruno Mars, all I can say is he makes me wish I were listening to Thomas Mars (of the dreamy French pop band, Phoenix) instead.

Oh what, getting nominated for seven other, lesser Grammy awards this year ought to be enough for him? He should be satisfied with the mere 14 Grammys crowding his shelves at home? The man apologized! Now where's his damn Best Album nom? Awwww, you're making us both cry.

Do you think Kanye West should have gotten a Best Album of the Year nomination? Anyone else you think got snubbed by the Grammy nominations this year?

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