Posted in music on December 6, 2012

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The Grammy Nominations were just announced. At this point it should be no surprise that this year's list contains names like Jack White, The Black Keys, Gotye, Adele, Foster the People, Florence and the Machine, M.I.A. (she got nominated for a video), and "fun" alongside all the major pop stars. And I guess Bjork is a given in the "Alternative Music Album" category any time she comes out with an album (this is like her 12th or 13th nomination).

Mumford and Sons are naturally on there along with fellow rising pop folk band The Lumineers. Indie Grammy pioneers Arcade Fire also snuck in there again for "Best Song Written For Visual Media."

EDM is huger than ever so of course hot EDM artists like Skrillex, Deadmau5, Diplo, AVICII, Swedish House Mafia, and Steve Aoki are well represented. UPDATE: As is AL WALSER.

Classics and current stadium artists that were busy in 2012 all got their nods too: Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Kanye West, etc. (though Bieber and Nicki Minaj got snubbed).

Most funny is probably the metal category which is as out of touch as ever with Anthrax competing against Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Marilyn Manson (what year is it again?).

Personally, real opinions of the Grammys overall, I'm excited to see Frank Ocean SIX TIMES, Miguel FIVE TIMES, Alabama Shakes THREE TIMES, and I'm glad they didn't forget about Fiona Apple who is up for "Best Alternative Music Album" against Bjork, Gotye (one of three nominations), M83, and Tom Waits (who has won in the past).

The Grammys air February 10, 2013 on CBS. Check out the full list of nominations, which also includes Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, Hugh Masekela, Tenacious D, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Fallon, and Tegan and Sara, HERE.

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Comments (10)

butt...... fart.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 1:17 AM

lol....grammys..what is this 1996?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 2:30 AM

meh, for real

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 6:22 AM

Never Mind The Bollocks ...

Posted by ME | December 6, 2012 6:22 AM

I just realized that Maroon 5's album is titled "Overexposed". That's actually pretty funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 8:44 AM

And who are these people that still like Coldplay? All their albums after their second one sucked (although i'm sure a few people here will argue that ALL their albums sucked, but I digress...)

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 8:47 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 9:04 AM

i just tried to listen to frank ocean for the first time (seriously), but i can't afford to nap at work, so i had to stop. someone please explain the greatness that i'm missing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 10:09 AM

Remember what Chuck D had to say about this?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 10:24 AM

no bieber, no grammys.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 11:17 AM

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