As we saw last year, it’s pretty painful to try and untangle all the winners and nominees for the Grammy Awards. Quite simply, there are way too many of them. But, there are always a few interesting ones, and this year is no exception, although the list does appear to be a little short compared to previous years.
Best Dance Recording saw nominations for Basement Jaxx with ETML‘s Never Say Never, but they lost to someone else. On the plus side, Aphex Twin did manage to win Best Dance / Electronic Album for Syro, beating off swift competition from Röyksopp & Robyn for Do It Again.
U2 didn’t manage to grab the Best Rock Album (Beck did, winning a whole pile of other stuff). They also didn’t receive the brilliantly named Best Tropical Latin Album, which was won by someone called Carlos Vives instead.
Daft Punk won the tenuous Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella, but it was the five-piece acapella group Pentatonix who got to take the award home while wearing some very scary contact lenses. DJ Tiësto managed to grab the unnecessarily specific Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, while Pink Floyd lost Best Surround Sound Album to Beyoncé.
And that’s about all I could find this year. You can see the full list if you look here. It might take you a while, but do let me know below if I missed anything major…