The 56th Annual Grammy Awards nominations feature a few gems.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are set to take place on January 26th 2014, and the full list of nominees has been released by the Recording Academy. It's no surprise to learn that the majority of the nominations are a bit perplexing - Jay-Z has had nine nominations for some absurd reason, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' white saviour anthem Same Love is deemed worthy of the Song Of The Year.
Still, it's nice to learn that some of Dummy's favourites are nominated. James Blake is up for Best New Artist (he's up against Ed Sheeran), while Disclosure's totally harmless 'Settle' is in the running for Best Dance/Electronica album. Brian Eno's 'Lux' is up for an award in the Best New Age Album category, and it's cool to see that Duke Dumont, who once released the completely mad Hoy, is up for an award with his chart-topping Need U (100%). Given the Grammy eligibility window (October 1st 2012 to September 30th 2013), records from the tail-end of last year, like Kendrick Lamar's 'Good Kid, m.A.A.d City', are up for a lot of awards too.
Wonderfully, Hudson Mohawke gets a couple of nominations by proxy, for his work on two of the records nominated for Best Rap Album, Kanye West's 'Yeezus' and Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same'.
Daft Punk are obviously in the running, too, with Get Lucky up for Record Of The Year, and 'Random Access Memories' being nominated for all sorts of awards (including Best Engineered, which it definitely deserves).
You can check out the gigantic full list of nominees here.