Grammy nominations revealed

Well here we are again. The time when the old, white men of the recording industry decide to bestow their blessings on artists who they feel should get a Grammy award while the rest of us pull out our hair because the real talents didn’t get any recognition.

We should first be proud, however, that Arcade Fire are up for Album of the Year with The Suburbs and Florence + The Machine and Mumford & Sons are up for Best New Artist. It’s talent that definitely deserves recognition as well as the actual Grammy but my money isn’t on them. It’ll go to a pop artist like Justin Bieber or a country act like Lady Antebellum because that’s just how it is with these award shows. It’s a sad fact that we must deal with but it also keeps us bloggers fired up to promote good music.

But there are little rays of light that continue to give me hope. Rockers from Them Crooked Vultures to The Black Keys to Neil Young and many more were nominated this year as well. So let’s not waste anymore of your time and get to the noms that matter, shall we?

Record of the Year:
B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Album of the Year:
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Eminem – Recovery
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Song of the Year:
Ray LaMontagne – “Beg Steal or Borrow”
Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”
Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Best New Artist:
Justin Bieber
Florence + The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Best Rock Album:
Jeff Beck – Emotion & Commotion
Muse – The Resistance
Pearl Jam – Backspacer
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Mojo
Neil Young -Le Noise

Best Alternative Album:
Vampire Weekend – Contra
The Black Keys – Brothers
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Broken Bells – Broken Bells
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms

Best Rock Song:
Neil Young – “Angry World”
The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man”
Muse – “Resistance”
Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”

Best Metal Performance:
Iron Maiden – “El Dorado”
Korn – “Let The Guilt Go”
Lamb of God – “In Your Words”
Megadeth – “Sudden Death”
Slayer – “World Painted Blood”

Best Hard Rock Performance:
Alice in Chains – “A Looking In View”
Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”
Soundgarden – “Black Rain”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Between The Lines”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Let Me Hear You Scream”

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Arcade Fire – “Ready To Start”
Jeff Beck & Joss Stone – “I Put A Spell On You”
The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”
Muse – “Resistance”

Best Solo Rock Performance:
Eric Clapton – “Run Back To Your Side”
John Mayer – “Crossroads”
Paul McCartney – “Helter Skelter”
Robert Plant – “Silver Rider”
Neil Young – “Angry World”

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
Jeff Beck – “Hammerhead”
The Black Keys – “Black Mud”
Los Lobos – “Do The Murray”
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – “Kundalini Bonfire”
Dweezil Zappa – “The Deathless Horsie”

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3 Responses to “Grammy nominations revealed”

  1. Nagi Says:

    Record of the Year:

  2. Rock it Out! Blog » Blog Archive » RiO!B episode - December 2, 2010 Says:

    Who will win the Grammy this year? Check out the episode, cast your prediction and see all the rock categories right over here.

  3. Grant Says:

    Record of the Year:

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