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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
Score distribution:
  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
  1. Martin
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    AWESOME Kelly is the best
  2. AndyH
    Feb 15, 2006
    10
    I enjoyed the show. The highlight for me was Christina Aguilera's performance with Herbie Hancock. This girl just keeps getting better. I enjoyed the show. The highlight for me was Christina Aguilera's performance with Herbie Hancock. This girl just keeps getting better. Kelly Clarkson was also on top form, as was Bruce Springstein. Macca was a big surprise, he actually put on a good show for once. But Joss Stone was completely wasted on the botched Sly tribute. Still, all in all, a superb show. Expand
  3. grammy
    Feb 11, 2006
    6
    pros: the performances cons: mariah carey wasnt shown once getting an award, award selection was not that great
  4. MikeR
    Feb 14, 2006
    5
    First, as usual the awards were abysmal. I'm sorry, Mariah Carey is terrible and U2's latest was uninspired, arguably their worst. First, as usual the awards were abysmal. I'm sorry, Mariah Carey is terrible and U2's latest was uninspired, arguably their worst. Having said that, the show was okay, but the harder they tried, they bigger they flopped. Paul McCartney's set was surprisingly good, especially for "Helter Skelter," but Linkin Park doesn't deserve to share the same stage as Jay-Z or Paul, and "Yesterday" was the WORST possible choice for a hip-hop mash-up. Then there's Sly's tribute - except for John Legend and maybe Perry's guitar work, most of those artists butchered Sly's music, and when Sly came out, he was terrible. Couldn't hear him half the time, barely played anything worthy, and instead of the great return it was hyped to be, it was a mere oddity. The special fx with Gorillaz and Madonna walking around them was cool, but that was a fleeting moment since Gorillaz virtually disappeared ten seconds into Madonna's performance. Springsteen was good, Kanye West was very entertaining, intentionally and unintentionally so (why does he care about winning so much? The Grammy Award is a joke.) Coldplay was mediocre. U2 was mediocre, but at least Mary J. Blige blew the roof off the place. Clarkson and Carey did the usual histrionic goop that the Grammys kiss up too. Could've been much worse, could've been a lot better. Expand
  5. GaborA
    Feb 11, 2006
    1
    The Grammy's now more than ever are a flat out embarrasment. If I was a popular musician with talent(theoretical mind you) I would The Grammy's now more than ever are a flat out embarrasment. If I was a popular musician with talent(theoretical mind you) I would refuse a reward from this pathetic collection of awards.When 90 percent of nominees cant name a note you know we're no longer award artist with talent but fads and trend entertainers. Collapse