Picks and Pans Review: They're Off—and Singing

UPDATED 02/24/1992 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/24/1992 at 01:00 AM EST

>GARTH BROOKS AND NIRVANA MIGHT AS well stay home and watch the Grammys on CBS (Tues., Feb. 25, 8 P.M. ET). Between them, the two biggest musical phenoms of this young decade have garnered a measly two nominations—and those in marginal categories: Country Male Vocal and Alternative Music Album.

All right, the Grammys are out of touch. But since they're out of touch in a consistent fashion, I can make my usual unerringly accurate predictions for the four major categories:

RECORD OF THE YEAR: The mysterious absence of Extreme's "More Than Words" doesn't matter. It wouldn't have stood a chance in this two-horse race. Look for Natalie Cole to sweep elsewhere, but Bryan Adams's "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is one of the top-selling singles of all time. Money talks; Bryan walks.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Bet the rent. Cole's Unforgettable is a lock. It's a voter's dream: nostalgia, schmaltz and, for once, a familiar name.

SONG OF THE YEAR: "Unforgettable." So Irving Gordon composed it in 1951. They said Song of the Year: They didn't say which year.

BEST NEW ARTIST: Always tricky because few of the voters have heard these young, mostly black-oriented groups, so the voting tends to be a little arbitrary. But Boyz II Men have a distinct advantage over C & C Music Factory, Marc Cohn, Color Me Badd and Seal: They're listed first alphabetically on the ballots.

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