Grammy nomination season, also known as yesterday, represents a pivotal point of accolade for electronic dance music. Last year, Al Walser proved to EDM fans that Grammy voters at the time were struggling to truly understand the category.

However, this year’s nominees for the two major dance music categories (Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Album) are surprisingly reasonable. They aren’t necessarily accurate, but certain inclusions warrant a thumbs up in my book.

Here’s our breakdown of the top Grammy nominations and how each award might play out come February.

Best Dance/Electronic Album 

Syro, Aphex Twin
while(1<2), Deadmau5
Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control, Mat Zo

While I  can’t necessarily agree with every nomination in the category of Best Dance/Electronic Album, I do see where the voters were coming from. Mat Zo deserves the nod more than any other artist on this list – his album Damage Control places him at the top of list in term of preferential treatment. Syro/Röyksopp & Robyn get our nod for the silver medal, followed by a tie between Deadmau5 and Little Dragon because the Deadmau5 album was highly overrated and who gives a shit about Little Dragon. Our nod goes to Mat Zo on this one. Like it or leave it.

Best Dance Recording

“Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx
“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
“F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige
“I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
“Faded,” Zhu

Once again, I’m split between the Best Dance Recording nominations. If I had my way, Duke Dumont would win this one by a milestone. Second would be Zhu’s “Faded”, just because that song deserves some credit. The rest of them aren’t worth talking about. Fine, I’ll talk a little – why the voters thought Disclosure’s “F For You” featuring Mary J. Blige was worthy of a nod is beyond me. I’m all about Disclosure, but MJB ruined that song.

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)
Tijs Michiel Verwest (John Legend Remix)
Falling Out (Ming Remix)
MING, remixer (Crossfingers Featuring Danny Losito)
Pompeii (Audien Remix)
The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix)
Smile (Kaskade Edit)
Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)

Wow – finally Audien gets the credit he deserves. We said it back in February when the song came out: Audien’s remix of “Pompeii” by Bastille will be the remix of the year.

And if it doesn’t somehow win, then I am never watching the Grammys again. Unless Kaskade wins, then I might watch next year. Or Tiesto, I’d be okay with that.

And maybe Robin Schulz. But only if I am feeling generous.

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

If Sam Smith does not win this award, then Noah never built an ark and saved all of the animals from the flood. So yea, let’s just hope he wins.

Record of the Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

I’m not overly excited about the nominations for Record of the Year, as it’s tough to get excited about Meghan Trainor and Iggy Azalea making the ballot. Most likely, Taylor Swift will grab another Grammy for “Shake It Off”, with Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” as a close second.

Song of the Year

“Chandelier,” Sia
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
“Take Me to Church,” Hozier

I don’t really understand the difference between record of the year and song of the year. The two ballots are almost identical except for swapping out “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea for “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. So in other words, who cares about the outcome of this award.

Best Rap Album

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Nobody’s Smiling, Common
The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

This is one of the most complete ballots of the year, with five of the six albums getting the Rager nod. Once again, Iggy Azalea does not deserve a spot on this epic list of rap artists. And if we had our way, Childish Gambino would upset the field and take home Best Rap Album for Because the Internet.

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, alt-J
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Melophobia, Cage the Elephant
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Lazaretto, Jack White

Alt-J. All day. We’ve been preaching this album since you were born – so do us all a favor Grammy voters in make the right decision when choosing Best Alternative Music Album.

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
“i,” Kendrick Lamar
“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

How “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj made the ballot is beyond me, but I don’t really label myself as a rap connoisseur so what do I know. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa and “I” by Kendrick Lamar are leading the pack, and we should see one of the two of them take home the Grammy for Best Rap Song.

Want to see the rest of the nominations? Check out the full list of ballots here.

And make sure to set your DVR for February 8th, 2015 to catch the 57th Grammy Awards.