|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数45 更新时间：2017/2/26 22:38:21 文章录入：刘老师 责任编辑：liu|
While 2016 was a bummer of a year for a whole host of reasons, no on can deny it was a banner year for music.
With blockbuster album from established artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye to the coming out party of Chance the Rapper, the Grammy's (airing on CBS this Sunday), is going to be incredibly competitive.
Performances are expected by artists across the board, including A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak, Lady Gaga and Metallica, Adele, Beyonce (and her unborn children), and the glorious return of Daft Punk backing The Weeknd.
If you're looking to get a head start on the musical festivities, or are looking to stock your record collection with some of the best albums from 2016, we've collected some of the Grammy nominated albums.
Take a look at what you may have missed, and get ready for what's sure to be an impressive show on Sunday.
"25" by Adele
What it's nominated for: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album
Why you should check it out: All Adele does is put out hits; she has not one, but two albums in the top 100 right now because people never stop buying her hits. Anyone that's good enough to sell out six nights at Madison Square Garden deserves a spot in your record collection.
"Blurryface" by Twenty One Pilots
What it's nominated for: Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Song Written For Visual Media
Why you should check it out: I was pretty cold on Twenty One Pilots until I saw them live. While I am still not crazy about the whole rap-singing thing, Blurryface has some undeniable radio hits.
"Purpose" by Justin Bieber
What it's nominated for: Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album
Why you should check it out: Have you seen the video for Sorry? Or the video for What Do U Mean? They're nuts. Absolutely insane. One even features a cameo from John Leguizamo.
"A Sailor's Guide to Earth" by Sturgill Simpson
What it's nominated for: Album Of The Year, Best Country Album
Why you should check it out: Sturgill Simpson was recently the musical guest on SNL. I saw his name and was ready to dismiss him as just another country act, but boy was I wrong.
It was the most impressed I've ever been by an SNL artist I hadn't heard before. Watch the video for yourself and I'm convinced you'll want to buy the record.
"Malibu" by Anderson .Paak
What it's nominated for: Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album
Why you should check it out: There was no artist my friends told me to look out for more than Anderson .Paak. After hearing "Malibu" it's easy to figure out why. He's without a doubt an artist to keep an eye on moving forward.
"Collage" by The Chainsmokers
What it's nominated for: Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Dance Recording
Why you should check it out: Honestly, regardless of your opinions on "Closer" I think it would be hilarious to have this on vinyl.
"This Is Acting" by Sia
What it's nominated for: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album
Why you should check it out: Sia has probably been your favorite artist's favorite artist for a while. "This is Acting" is an impressive coalescence of her abilities and a songwriter, producer, and vocalist.
"Blackstar" by David Bowie
What it's nominated for: Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Why you should check it out: The last album Bowie made for us is an all-timer. It belongs in the collection of both new and old Bowie fans alike.
"A Moon Shaped Pool" by Radiohead
What it's nominated for: Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album
Why you should check it out: Every new album from Radiohead is guaranteed to make headlines. With a nationwide tour and dates headlining Coachella this year, it's a good time to get familiar with their latest record.
"Blank Face" by ScHoolboy Q
What it's nominated for: Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album
Why you should check it out: Despite the amazing year Chance the Rapper had in 2016, part of me still wants to see the award for "Best Rap Performance" to go to ScHoolboy Q and Kanye for "That Part." It's not easy to let Kanye on a song and keep it your own, but Q pulls it off with impressive ease.