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Winners in selected categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center were as follows:

The Storys, 100 Club, London

From the opening song "I Believe in Love", with its hopeful chorus, The Storys don't so much wear their influences on their sleeves as have them branded to their arms.

First Night: The Feeling, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Second-division soft rock that lacks Feeling

Album: The Autumn Defense

The Autumn Defense, Broken Horse

Album: Jack Johnson

Sleep Through the Static, Brushfire Records

Album: Jack Johnson, Sleep Through the Static, (Brushfire)

Jack Johnson exemplifies the old showbiz adage about nobody knowing what will become popular. With UK sales of his In Between Dreams now around the 1.3 million mark, the Hawaiian surf-film auteur turned singer-songwriter is clearly a success – yet I still can't fathom his appeal.

James Blunt, Carling Academy, Glasgow

"Now, you know I get a hard time from the press," says James Blunt towards the end of the sold-out debut show of his latest tour. "I reckon you [the audience] are very brave people; it's not a cool place to be, a James Blunt concert." He's right. Blunt's name is a critical byword for spoon-fed, flat-packed, consensus rock, and he'll never be cool, credible or any of the other adjectives with which most musicians crave affiliation.

POP: Mylo Foundation Newcastle oooo9

"DESTROY ROCK'n'Roll" may be Mylo's clarion call, but anyone hoping that the Scottish producer is intent on wreaking such destruction in celebration of the 20th anniversary of house music will be disappointed. For Mylo's live show owes more to the era of guitar music that did nearly destroy rock'n'roll, namely soft rock.

Todd Rundgren: Nothing but the truth

Todd Rundgren's new album, Liars, has received rave reviews. Anthony Quinn talks to a rock veteran who refuses to compromise on his music (and hairstyle)

Mutu sets perfect example for the young pretender

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