Want to hear some of the music nominated for Grammys, but don’t want to be subjected to Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars and a majority of the nominees list? Well, we waded through the weirdness and the duds to pick out the Grammy nominees that the voters got right this year.
We know, as always the Grammys are out of touch, but there’s some goodness to be found with nominees such as James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, Neko Case, the National, A$AP Rocky and more. If you somehow haven’t listened to these artists yet, now’s your chance. You can root for these underdogs at the Grammy Awards on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Listen to our Grammys 2014 playlist below, and be sure to check out our predictions for the major categories.