We’ll say this for the 57th Grammy Awards: #kanyewasright.
Sunday’s music awards show gave us something to talk about, thanks to Mr. West’s fakeout-cum-rant about the virtues of Beyonce’s smash self-titled album over Beck’s award-winning (but, hey, a little snoozy) “Morning Phase.” Let’s not forget, though, that surrounding trickster god Yeezy’s demonstration about artistic integrity (or something) were performances stacked on performances. There was our personal favorite, a duet between Hozier and Annie Lennox, and a Kristen Wiig-featuring “Chandelier” from Sia. Don’t forget a couple appearances from Kanye West himself, either.
This week’s playlist is all 2015 Grammys, all the time: winning songs by artists ranging from Roseanne Cash to Pharrell to Tenacious D, as well tracks from the aforementioned performers and a few more to boot. Be forewarned: the Rihanna-Paul McCartney-Kanye West collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” is not on Spotify. As a consolation, we have included both the original version of “Stay With Me” by Grammy wunderkind Sam Smith, as well as the duet version with Mary J. Blige that the pair performed at the awards show.
Listen to this week’s playlist, now on Spotify.