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  • KaRol
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    let’s come up with a list of contenders & predictions for the rock & alternative field. i will update it with your valuable suggestions. right now i’ve just listed almost every song, that i think stands a chance, that charted during this eligibility period on Billboard genre charts (& some “non-charters”) in the Rock Performance & Song cateogries and some albums that seems likely to score a nod in the album categories. for the last 2 years, since nominations review committee decides on the final nominees, we usually see some non-traditional rock competitors in the rock field mainly, so it’s quite tricky to predict anything here without knowing the actual submissions. afterall Twenty One Pilots ended up here as rock.

    BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE & BEST ROCK SONG
    Alabama Shakes – Killer Diller Blues (blues?)
    alt-J – In Cold Blood
    Anderson East – All On My Mind
    Cage the Elephant – Cold Cold Cold
    Cage the Elephant – Whole Wide World
    Elton John & Jack White – 2 Fingers Of Whiskey (blues?)
    Foo Fighters – Run
    Foo Fighters – The Sky Is a Neighborhood
    Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
    Harry Styles – Sign Of the Times (pop?)
    Highly Suspect – Little One
    Imagine Dragons – Believer (pop?)
    JD McPherson – Lucky Penny
    Jack White – Battle Cry
    Jason Isbell And the 400 Unit – Hope the High Road (country?)
    Joywave – It’s a Trip
    Judah & the Lion – Suit And Jacket (americana/folk?)
    Judah & the Lion – Take It All Back (americana/folk?)
    Kaleo – Way Down We Go (americana/folk?)
    Kings Of Leon – Reverend
    Kings Of Leon – Waste a Moment
    Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
    Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart (pop/r&b?)
    Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate (pop/r&b?)
    Morrissey – Spent the Day In Bed
    Nine Inch Nails – Less Than
    Paramore – Hard Times (pop?)
    Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (pop?)
    Queens Of the Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do
    Radiohead – I Promise
    Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (pop?)
    Robert Plant – Bones Of Saints (americana/folk?)
    Royal Blood – Lights Out
    Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me?
    The National – Day I Die
    The National – The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
    The Record Company – Baby I’m Broken (americana/folk?)
    The Revivalists – Wish I Knew You (americana/folk?)
    Twenty One Pilots – Heavydirtysoul (pop?)

    BEST ROCK ALBUM
    Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold
    Green Day – Revolution Radio
    Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf
    Imagine Dragons – Evolve (pop?)
    Kings Of Leon – Walls
    Korn – The Serenity Of Suffering
    Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
    Queens Of the Stone Age – Villains
    Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
    Ryan Adams – Prisoner
    The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful (pop?)
    Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life

    BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
    alt-J – Relaxer
    Arcade Fire – Everything Now
    Brian Eno – Reflection
    Depeche Mode – Spirit
    Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
    Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up (folk?)
    Gorillaz – Humanz
    Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
    LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
    Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
    Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
    Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence (or Not the Actual Events)
    Phoenix – Ti Amo
    Portugal. The Man – Woodstock (pop?)
    Spoon – Hot Thoughts
    Sufjan Stevens – Planetarium
    The National – Sleep Well Beast
    The Shins – Heartworms
    The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
    The xx – I See You (pop?)
    Tori Amos – Native Invader

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    darrenc95
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    I haven’t heard Linkin Park’s album. Not sure if that should be in the running for Rock Album or if Pop Vocal Album is more appropriate. I know the first single was very, very pop-oriented.

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    Marco B.
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    A Deepert Understanding, War on Drugs. Not sure whether in Alternative or Rock.

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    Marco B.
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    Fleet Foxes might be in Folk.

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    Marco B.
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    Slowdive, Slowdive
    Oczy Mlody, The Flaming Lips

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    Marco B.
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    Process, SAMPHA
    The Underside of Power, Algiers
    Science Fiction, Brand New

    These three and the last two I mentioned should all be competing in Alternative, I guess.
    Also, sorry for the multiple posts.

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    OJODIAMANTE
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    More contenders for your list

    ROCK ALBUM
    Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones
    All The Light Above It Too – Jack Johnson
    Paranormal – Alice Cooper
    One More Light – Linkin Park

    ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
    Native Invader – Tori Amos
    Science Fiction – Brand New
    Sacred Hearts Club – Foster the People
    Lust for Life – Lana Del Rey
    A deeper understanding – The War on Drugs
    V – The Horrors A Black
    Mile to the Surface – Manchester Orchestra

    ROCK SONG
    You’re The Best Thing About Me – U2
    Everything Now – Arcade Fire
    Up All Night –Beck
    The Man – The Killers
    Shine on me – Dan Auerbach
    Los Angeless – St. Vincent
    Now That We’re Dead – Metallica
    Sunsets For Somebody Else – Jack Johnson
    Still Breathing – Green Day

    ROCK PERFORMANCE
    You’re The Best Thing About Me – U2
    Ride ‘Em On Down – The Rolling Stones
    Up All Night – Beck
    Everything Now – Arcade Fire
    My Mind Is For Sale – Jack Johnson
    Los Angeless – St. Vincent
    Now That We’re Dead – Metallica
    Still Breathing – Green Day
    Don’t Matter Now – George Ezra
    One More Light – Linkin Park

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    KaRol
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    Linkin Park

    i was not interested in listening to their last album, but from what i’ve read about it – it is more pop. also, i deliberately didn’t include them on the list as it was terribly reviewed by critics. and it matters now in this field.

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    darrenc95
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    Heavydirtysoul isn’t eligible for anything, by the way. Songs from older albums are only eligible for one eligibility period after the album was released.

    The version from their EP with Mutemath is eligible, but not in Rock Song (I don’t think).

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    KaRol
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    Heavydirtysoul isn’t eligible for anything, by the way. Songs from older albums are only eligible for one eligibility period after the album was released.

    The version from their EP with Mutemath is eligible, but not in Rock Song (I don’t think).

    that’s why i included it & i did not separate rock song contenders from rock performance contenders 😉

    same with Cage the Elephant’s Cold Cold Cold & Whole Wide World. i listed them as tracks from Unpeeled album (one is a cover, the other was a single from last year’s Grammy winner for Rock Album 🙂

    but thanks for being vigilant.

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    theexterminator
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    Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand” for rock album and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s “Flying Microtonal Banana” for alternative album.

     

    Metallica’s “Atlas Rise” or “Spit out the bone” will be nominated for metal performance.

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    Xtina
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    Imagine Dragons may submit “Believer” to Rock and “Thunder” to Pop.

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    OJODIAMANTE
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    Imagine Dragons may submit “Believer” to Rock and “Thunder” to Pop.

    I agree

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    royalcloudjumper
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    I really hope Tori Amos gets a nomination for “Native Invader”. Not sure she will though as she hasn’t been nominated in years.

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    Oscar Rodriguez
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    I would definetely put an eye on Portugal. The Man, Imagine Dragons, and Linkin Park

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