Coldplay: Charlie Brown
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced in 2012 that the band would be taking a three-year break. He didnt get into specifics after he dropped the bomb at a Brisbane, Australia show, but well be sad if the British group stays away for that long. The almost whimsical Charlie Brown off of the groups 2012 Mylo Xyloto has all the elements which make the group so great: quiet verses, a raucous chorus, and a bevy of indiscernible instruments adding to the magic. Take a listen.
Coldplay is nominated for: best rock performance ("Charlie Brown") and best rock album ("Mylo Xyloto").