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Ultimate Grammys 2013 cheatsheet: Let's be appalled together (updated)

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The 2013 GRAMMY Awards are Sunday, Feb. 10 which means it's time to start separating the "root fors" from the "outraged abouts." 

MUSIC: Watch videos and listen to nominee playlists below

In the outraged category, be sure to include the show's use of tape-delay. The LL Cool J-hosted ceremony will be telecast from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and air on CBS at 8 p.m. on the East Coast. Westerners who know not of the Internet, will have to wait another three hours for results.

More outrage? OK. Look out for the network's new Grammy dress code! With a ban on what's previously passed as clothing, buttoned-up injustice might be all you see. 

Deadline published a CBS wardrobe advisory to ensure "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered." Also, "Thong type costumes are problematic," as are "bare fleshy under curves" and sheer clothing that reveals "breast nipples" (we will assume all other nipples are acceptable).

Musically — and mericifully, in some cases — a number of popular artists and albums were left out this year's nominations for a top-tier prize. 

Noticable absences like Nicki Minaj, Nas, Justin Bieber, and Lionel Richie share the distinction of being disregarded with the many genres stripped of their identity and lumped into the unfair fight category of "Alternative."

Whatever the motivation for watching the show — to snicker at self-importance as it stomps for relvance; to compare voting members' choices against on-demand selection trends; as a control group for your business thesis on group think denial; or simply to marvel the chasams that exist in popular (an unpopular) culture  — tweet us your inspired reactions @KPCC

Album of the Year — Who do you think is going to win big? Tell us in the comments.

RECORD OF THE YEAR | awarded for a single song to performer and production team

Lonely Boy - The Black Keys [Nonesuch]

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson [RCA/19]

We Are Young - Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe [Fueled By Ramen]

Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra [Universal Republic]

Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean [Def Jam]

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift [Big Machine Records]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR | awarded for a full album to performer and production team

El Camino - The Black Keys [Nonesuch]
(click album cover to listen)


Some Nights - Fun. [Fueled By Ramen]
(click album cover to listen)


Babel - Mumford & Sons [Glassnote]
(click album cover to listen)


Channel Orange - Frank Ocean [Def Jam]
(click album cover to listen)


Blunderbuss - Jack White [Third Man/Columbia Records]
(click album cover to listen)

SONG OF THE YEAR | awarded for a single song to writers/composers

The A Team - Ed Sheeran

Adorn - Miguel Pimentel

Call Me Maybe  - Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, Ali Tamposi

We Are Young - Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess


Alabama Shakes


Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean


Set Fire To The Rain [Live At The Royal Albert Hall] - Adele 
(bonusAdele Is A Cry Weapon w/ Emma Stone

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
(bonusKelly Clarkson Audition For American Idol, Season 1)

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
(bonusAs Interpreted By Jimmy Fallon And The Roots On Classroom Instruments)

Wide Awake - Katy Perry
(bonusBronx Beat)

Where Have You Been - Rihanna
(bonusMutiny On The Rihanna Plane)


  • Shake It Out - Florence & The Machine
  • We Are Young - Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • Payphone - Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa


 Levels - Avicii


 Let's Go - Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo


 Bangarang - Skrillex Featuring Sirah


 Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin


 I Can't Live Without You - Al Walser





  • Hold On - Alabama Shakes
  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
  • Charlie Brown - Coldplay
  • I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
  • We Take Care Of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen



    • I'm Alive - Anthrax

    • Love Bites (So Do I) - Halestorm

    • Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden

    • Ghost Walking - Lamb Of God

    • No Reflection - Marilyn Manson

    • Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) - Megadeth


Freedom At 21 - Jack White

I Will Wait - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford

Lonely Boy - Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney

Madness - Matthew Bellamy

We Take Care Of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen


El Camino - The Black Keys [Nonesuch]
(click album cover to listen)


Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay [Capitol]
(click album cover to listen)


The 2nd Law - Muse [WB]
(click album cover to listen)


Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen [Columbia Records]
(click album cover to listen)


Blunderbuss - Jack White [Third Man/Columbia Records]
(click album cover to listen)




  • Take Care - Drake
  • Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 - Lupe Fiasco
  • Life Is Good - Nas
  • Undun - The Roots
  • God Forgives, I Don't - Rick Ross
  • Based On A T.R.U. Story - 2 Chainz


The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple [Epic/Clean Slate]
(click album cover to listen)

Biophilia - Björk [One Little Indian / Nonesuch]
(click album cover to listen)

Making Mirrors - Gotye [Universal Republic]
(click album cover to listen)

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. - M83 [Mute]
(click album cover to listen)

Bad As Me - Tom Waits [Anti Records]
(click album cover to listen)


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