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Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” Coldplay
“Down By The Water,” The Decemberists
“Walk,” Foo Fighters
“The Cave,” Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower,” Radiohead
The only alternative music category is for albums, so that means there’s a co-mingling here of tunes from pure rock bands like Foo Fighters and those that straddle the line, such as The Decemberists or Radiohead. That explains why the dance-oriented “Lotus Flower” is here.
These are all strong songs and there are plenty of Grammy darlings here, making it a tough call. Foo Fighters’ “Walk,” which escalates from a whisper to a scream, should win here, but Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop” may grab rock and alternative votes (despite being one of the weaker tracks from “Mylo Xyloto”).
Should Win: “Walk”
Will Win: “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
Photo Credit: EMI