48th Grammy Nominations

FYI — Eligibility “year” is 10/1/04 to 9/30/05. That’s why no Ariel Pink! Mariah, Kanye, and John Legend are today’s happy campers, with eight nods each. But here are the categories you might care (to argue) about:

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Award to the Artist (and Producers/Engineers/Mixers).

  • Mariah Carey “We Belong Together”
  • Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul “Feel Good Inc”
  • Green Day “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”
  • Gwen Stefanni “Hollaback Girl”
  • Kanye West “Gold Digger”

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    Award to the Songwriter.

  • Rascal Flatts “Bless The Broken Road”
  • Bruce Springsten “Devils & Dust”
  • John Legend “Ordinary People”
  • U2 “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”
  • Mariah Carey “We Belong Together”

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    Award to the Artist and Album Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer/Jesus/Etc…

  • Mariah Carey The Emancipation Of Mimi
  • Paul McCartney Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
  • Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
  • U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
  • Kanye West Late Registration

    BEST NEW ARTIST
    Award to the act who establishes its public identity during the elibiligy period. Winner will never be heard from again.

  • Ciara
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Keane
  • John Legend
  • SugarLand

    BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
    The nominating comittee never listened to the following albums, but some members read about Canada Rock in Newsweek and their grandkids like The O.C.

  • The Arcade Fire Funeral
  • Beck Guero
  • Death Cab For Cutie Plans
  • Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
  • The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan

    Other areas of note:

  • Killers & White Stripes duke it out in Best Pop – Duo Or Group, but will lose to Maroon 5.
  • LCD Soundsystem nabbed two Dance noms.
  • Coldplay got serverd … only three nomiations (in the rock categories).
  • Gorillaz “Dirty Harry” competes in Best R&B Song!

    Full list here.