This year’s Grammy Award nominations have been announced, and it’s really hard to care. Although it technically came out in 2007, Radiohead’s magnificent In Rainbows, got a nod for the most prestigious (if one would dare use such a word to describe them) Album of the Year award. The band has been nominated in this category twice before with 1997’s OK Computer and 2000’s Kid A, losing to Bob Dylan and Steely Dan (respectively) Is the third time a charm?
Other notable nominations include Beck’s Danger Mouse-heavy Modern Guilt and In Rainbows again for “Best Alternative Album” (is alternative still a genre?). Radiohead is also nominated for Best Rock Song, Best Music Video, Best Rock Performance with “House of Cards”. MGMT’s “Electric Feel (Justice Remix)” was nominated for Best Remixed Recording. Nigel Godrich, Rick Rubin and one-trick pony Danger Mouse have been nomindated for Producer of the Year. Unfortunately, the Best Recording Package category did not include Of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping. Hey Grammys, how about adding an Indie Rock category?!
Here’s the full breakdown of nominations from the Grammy web site.