What Even Are These Rock Grammy Nominations?!

The Recording Academy announced the 63rd Annual Grammy Nominations today (November 24.) Similar to this year’s American Music Awards, there appears to be a massive disconnect between the Recording Academy and radio’s definition of rock.

The rock Grammy categories are listed below, so you can judge for yourself.

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will air on January 31 at 8 PM ET on CBS and be hosted by Trevor Noah. Can’t wait to see what token rock act they drag out this year! Whoever it is, hopefully their performance won’t be as sonically wonky and disorganized as last year’s rock representation of Aerosmith featuring Run-DMC.

Best Rock Performance
Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
Big Thief – “Not”
Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
Haim – “The Steps”
Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Metal Performance
Body Count – “Bum-Rush”
Code Orange – “Underneath”
In This Moment – “The In-Between”
Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) (Live)

Best Rock Song
“Kyoto” – Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)
“Lost in Yesterday” – Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)
“Not” – Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)
“Shameika” – Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)
“Stay High” – Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album
A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka
Daylight – Grace Potter
Sound & Fury – Sturgill Simpson
The New Abnormal – The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album
Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple
Hyperspace – Beck
Punisher – Phoebe Bridgers
Jaime – Brittany Howard
The Slow Rush – Tame Impala