Best Rock Album
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
U2, Songs of Innocence
Beck, Morning Phase
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
The Experts Say
Eric Church: Well, I already said I think that Beck made the best album of the year. But as far as rock goes, Turn Blue was a departure for the Black Keys, so I'd go with them. It's darker and weirder, in a good way. I applaud that. It almost felt like the album was their therapy.
Wayne Coyne: If someone's going to stand up there and take the Grammy for Best Rock Album, I'm going to say that it should be Tom Petty. He's cool, he stands for the right things, and he loves music. And his latest album was pretty cool, just like his other records. He's probably already won 20 Grammys, but let's give him another one.
Charli XCX: I really like what Beck does. I've listened to his music a lot over the past few years, and I think he makes really amazing, hooky songs.
Vegas Odds Favor
The Black Keys 9-5
Who Should Win
In a strong category, U2 stand out as the band that most deserves this Grammy after tapping into a rich new vein of inspiration on Songs of Innocence.