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Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: The annual music awards show (held at Los Angeles' Staples Center) included performances by Madonna with the Gorillaz, Mary J. Blige with U2, Kanye West with Jamie Foxx, and a rare appearance by Sly Stone.
  • Genre(s): Arts, Events & Specials
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. It was, on the whole, a very good show that emphasized performances.
  2. The sameness of the format detracted from the excitement inherent in any awards broadcast.
  3. Reviewed by: David Sprague
    60
    Granted, the lack of punchless punchlines was a welcome change of pace, but the canned self-introductions that replaced them were jarring in terms of pacing -- not to mention the awkwardness of the blatant self-referencing involved.
  4. 30
    The show strained to create oh-so-legendary moments. Alas, most of the efforts were as unsteady as Chris Martin's voice.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5