Grammy Award

The nominations for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards were announced last night, and this year’s list features a slew of ’80s college-rock vets, including Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Brian Eno, and Ministry.

Perennial nominee — and frequent winner — U2 racked up a trio of nods, including Best Rock Album for its underperforming No Line on the Horizon and a pair of nominations for that record’s “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.”

In the Best Alternative Album category, Depeche Mode’s Sounds of the Universe will go head-to-head with Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the new album from David Byrne and Brian Eno.

Additionally, the Pet Shop Boys’ Yes is up for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Ministry landed a song in a metal category, Elvis Costello’s Secret, Profane & Sugarcane is up for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and Depeche Mode’s somewhat creepy “Wrong” clip landed a nod for Best Short Form Music Video.

The Grammy Awards will be given out Jan. 31

See list of Grammy nomination highlights after the jump…

Best Alternative Album: Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe
Best Alternative Album: Byrne/Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Best Electronic/Dance Album: Pet Shop Boys, Yes
Best Rock Album: U2, No Line on the Horizon
Best Rock Performance by Group: U2, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”
Best Rock Song: U2, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”
Best Metal Performance: Ministry, “Señor Peligro”
Best Contemporary Folk Album: Elvis Costello, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Best Short Form Music Video: Depeche Mode, “Wrong”



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