These are your 2012 Grammy Award nominees

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The 2012 Grammy Award nominations were announced late last night, and all I can say is: What the what? I know people don't have a lot of faith in the Grammy Awards, so one shouldn't expect too much of them, but the list of nominees this year is flat-out weird. It feels like the voters did some whippets and then threw darts at iTunes' top 100 downloads list, but realized they broke the computer screen after the third dart, so they just said "fuck it" and let their teenage children fight it out. (Okay, okay — it's not all bad. Adele, Bon Iver, Kanye, Robyn, Radiohead: congrats.)

You can find the whole list here, but here are some of the big ones, for what it's worth:

Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud

Record of the Year
Adele – "Rolling In The Deep"
Bon Iver – "Holocene"
Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
Katy Perry – "Firework"

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Song of the Year
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – "All of the Lights"
Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
Bon Iver – "Holocene"
Adele – "Rolling In The Deep"

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele – "Someone Like You"
Lady Gaga – "Yoü and I"
Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
Katy Perry – "Firework"
Pink – "F***in' Perfect"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – "Body and Soul"
The Black Keys – "Dearest"
Coldplay – "Paradise"
Foster The People – "Pumped Up Kicks"
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera – "Moves Like Jagger"

Best Dance Recording
deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech – "Raise Your Weapon"
Duck Sauce – "Barbra Streisand"
David Guetta and Avicii – "Sunshine"
Robyn – "Call Your Girlfriend"
Skrillex – "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites"
Swedish House Mafia – "Save The World"

Best Rock Performance
Coldplay – "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"
The Decemberists – "Down By the Water"
Foo Fighters – "Walk"
Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
Radiohead – "Lotus Flower"

Best Rock Album
Jeff Beck – Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I'm With You
Wilco – The Whole Love

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys
Foster the People – Torches
My Morning Jacket – Circuital
Radiohead – The King Of Limbs

Best R&B Album
Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
El DeBarge – Second Chance
R. Kelly – Love Letter
Ledisi – Pieces of Me
Kelly Price – Kelly

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Rap Performance
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – "Look at Me Now"
Jay-Z and Kanye West – "Otis"
Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"
Nicki Minaj and Drake – "Moment 4 Life"
Wiz Khalifa – "Black And Yellow"

Here are a few collected thoughts:

1. I still don't know the difference between Album of the Year and Record of the Year, but one thing I do know is that Rihanna's Loud and Katy Perry's "Firework" do not belong in those categories, even though they are both obviously my jam.

2. Skrillex, really? I know that he's big with the whippersnappers, and I think it's dandy that dubstep is finally getting some attention, but his hair is the worst and his songs make me think of the old dial-up noise, and not in a good way. Because sometimes I actually YouTube that noise and listen to it all the way through. Can we nominate that noise in his place?

3. DeBarge?! Hey, everyone, DeBarge is still alive! I thought he was dead, but it turns out I was thinking of the lady from La Bouche.

But don't just let me have all the fun. Leave your reactions, be they horrified or excited or whippet-induced, in the comments.