Without a doubt, Beck is a formidable and admirable musical force. His ability to wear many hats has been proven, and his 2018 album “Colors” is his most overt attempt at creating bouncy, enduring pop music.
Of course, Beck succeeds here in many respects, but nominating the single “Colors” for best pop solo performance seems like a stretch.
The Grammys seem intent upon awarding the embattled musical veteran — whose best music came in the ’90s, in the form of oddball rock with a twisty take on hip-hop trends — for music that’s thoroughly pleasant, but not usually much more.
If the Grammys wanted a rock-infused performance to vote for in this category, they had plenty of singles from The 1975 to pick from.
You can see a full list of the nominees here. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will air live from LA’s Staples Center Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
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