Hey, it’s opera for a change of pace. No, wait! It’s Jamie Foxx in some weird Civil War getup doing his Auto-Tune powered club smash, “Blame It.” Then Doug E. Fresh shows up! And there’s T-Pain! Say, what’s Slash doing up there … playing his guitar solo from “November Rain?” Um, that fits. I’m so confused now that I can’t decide whether that was awesomely ridiculous or just awful and bloated.
Seattle’s Dave Matthews loses to Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown” in the best rock album category. In that field, I was more partial to AC/DC’s “Black Ice,” even they still sound like they’re mining outtakes from “Back in Black.”