Muse, Courtney Barnett, August Burns Red, Wolf Alice, more earn Grammy nods

photo: Danny Clinch

Nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are definitely some surprises in the bunch. To be nominated, the music in question had to have been released between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015. Some highlights among the nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • August Burns Red — Best Metal Performance (“Identity”)
  • Courtney Barnett — Best New Artist
  • Caribou — Best Dance Recording (Our Love)
  • The Dead Weather — Best Music Video (“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)”)
  • Death Cab For Cutie — Best Rock Album (Kintsugi)
  • The Decemberists — Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World)
  • Father John Misty — Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (I Love You, Honeybear)
  • Florence + The Machine (5) — Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Ship To Wreck”), Best Pop Vocal Album (How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful), Best Rock Performance (“What Kind Of Man”), Best Rock Song (“What Kind Of Man”), Best Recording Package (How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful)
  • Foo Fighters (2) — Best Rock Performance (“Something From Nothing”), Best Music Film (Sonic Highways)
  • Ghost — Best Metal Performance (“Cirice”)
  • Glen Hansard — Best Folk Album (Didn’t He Ramble)
  • Lamb Of God — Best Metal Performance (“512”)
  • Louis C.K. — Best Comedy Album (Live At Madison Square Garden)
  • Muse [pictured] — Best Rock Album (Drones)
  • My Morning Jacket — Best Alternative Music Album (The Waterfall)
  • Skrillex And Diplo (2) — Best Dance Recording (“Where Are Ü Now”), Best Dance/Electronic Album (Jack Ü)
  • Slipknot (2) — Best Metal Performance (“Custer”), Best Rock Album (.5: The Gray Chapter)
  • Patti Smith — Best Spoken Word Album (Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø))
  • Tame Impala — Best Alternative Music Album (Currents)
  • Wilco — Best Alternative Music Album (Star Wars)
  • Wolf Alice — Best Rock Performance (“Moaning Lisa Smile”)

The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 2016, and will air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET. You can find the full list of nominees here.