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- Posted on Apr 1st 2012 11:20PM by Joshua Ostroff
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The Juno Awards have made great strides in credibility in recent years, but that may have culminated in last year's Drake-hosted crowning of Arcade Fire. The 2012 Junos took a great big step backwards -- and a curiously unnecessary one -- by overlooking Drake's critical and commercial hit Take Care in favour of awarding Michael Buble's Christmas album.
Drake's loss to a Christmas album is as egregious as Kanye West not being nominated for a best album Grammy for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Up against two holiday records and a pair of critical failures from Nickelback and Avril Lavigne, it shouldn't have been a contest. Buble's Christmas album is really good for what it is, but what it is is a freaking Christmas album. It's hardly an artistic achievement on the level of Drake's Take Care.
As an aghast Deadmau5 said backstage, "Really? Was it any good? I mean, it better be one hell of a Christmas album."