MUSIC: WTH! Robyn and La Roux Grammy nominations

So the nominees of the 2011 edition of the Grammy’s have been recently announced and all I’ve got to say (for the dance music categories) is WTH! La Roux? Robyn! Rihanna?! Dance music critics are sure to be hitting their heads on the wall with this year’s selections. Over the years, one can’t help but notice the Grammy’s preference to mainstream fare. Well, just look at this year’s selections for Best Dance Recording: 
Best Dance Recording
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory, producers; Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, mixer
Track from: Head First
In For The Kill
La Roux
Elly Jackson & Ben Langmaid, producers; Serban Ghenea & John Hanes, mixers
Track from: La Roux
[Cherrytree/Interscope/Polydor/Big Life]
Dance In The Dark
Lady Gaga
Fernando Garibay & Lady Gaga, producers; Robert Orton, mixer
Track from: The Fame Monster
Only Girl (In The World)
Kuk Harrell, Stargate & Sandy Vee, producers; Phil Tan & Sandy Vee, mixers
[Island Def Jam]
Dancing On My Own
Patrik Berger & Robyn, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer
Track from: Body Talk Pt. 1
[Konichiwa Records/Cherrytree/Interscope]
I personally like Alison Goldfrapp’s synthpop outing, ‘Rocket’ but for my money’s on Lady Gaga or Rihanna for the win (no surprises there). Luminaries BT, Groove Armada and The Chems (they’re past winners as well) are among the lot for Best Dance Album. I’m not sure how La Roux got in there. Maybe the hipsters voted them in. I’m pretty sure that there were loads of good dance albums out this year like Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma and perhaps Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack.
Best Electronic/Dance Album
For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.
These Hopeful Machines
[Nettwerk Records]
The Chemical Brothers
Head First
Black Light
Groove Armada
[OM Records]
La Roux
La Roux