John Mayer Leaves Sucktown
I want ths blog to have integrity, so I must admit that after hearing samples of John Mayer's new album on iTunes, I do not hate it. He's still not rocking my entire world, but he seems to have grown beyond what I disliked in his first two albums. Now he's more like the musical love child of James Taylor and The Eagles, which isn't necessarily bad. (I sort of realized this a few months ago when I wrote about liking "Waiting on the World to Change," but even then I wasn't quite ready to believe.)
Therefore, I think The Grammys can be forgiven for nominating him. He's no longer a Sucktown Choice (though James Blunt still is). Now, he's the safe-bet choice who's new but sounds like a throwback. I'd say that ups his chance of winning. If Mary J.'s performance doesn't destroy him first.