Grammy Nominees 2004

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Grammy Nominees 2004 Review

by AllMusic

During 2003, hip-hop, R&B, and deft combinations of both ruled the charts for months, so it's no surprise that this is reflected in 2004's GRAMMY NOMINEES album. The collection kicks off with Beyonce's horn-laden "Crazy in Love" (featuring her beau Jay-Z), followed by the socially conscious Black Eyed Peas/Justin Timberlake track "Where Is the Love?" (Timberlake turns up again later, crooning on his own synth-heavy hit "Cry Me a River.") Eminem and 50 Cent represent straight-up hip-hop, while Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Outkast offer their quirkier, more expansive takes on the genre.

Despite the commanding presence of rap and R&B, there's still plenty of room for pop and rock. Coldplay's majestic "Clocks" stands with songs by two late, great rock luminaries--George Harrison and Warren Zevon. Elsewhere, Sting presents his electronica-tinged "Send Your Love," Evanescence blasts through "Going Under," Fountains of Wayne contemplates "Stacy's Mom," and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty reminds listeners that he's not crazy; he's just a little "Unwell." As in past years, this edition of GRAMMY NOMINEES tidily wraps up many of the previous year's finest hits into one concise package, making it an indispensable musical time capsule.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Beyoncé / Jay-Z 03:44 Amazon
2 The Black Eyed Peas / Justin Timberlake 04:05
3 Coldplay 04:11 Amazon
4 Eminem 04:25
5 Missy Elliott 04:22 Amazon
6 Evanescence 03:33
7 Sleepy Brown / OutKast 03:24
8 Justin Timberlake 04:29 Amazon
9 Christina Aguilera 03:58 Amazon
10 Avril Lavigne 03:42
11 Luther Vandross 04:26 Amazon
12 Warren Zevon 03:02
13 50 Cent 03:14
14 Fountains of Wayne 03:17
15 Heather Headley 04:17
16 Sean Paul 03:14 Amazon
17 George Harrison 03:50
18 Michael McDonald 02:50
19
Sting 03:33 Amazon
20 Eagles 03:58
21
Matchbox Twenty 03:49 Amazon
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