They say you can't judge a book by its cover--well that old adage holds even more true for albums. In preparation for this weekend's Grammy Awards, here's a handy guide to what the nominated albums would really be telling you if they had the freedom to be completely honest about the albums' content and creators.

Kelly Clarkson, Record of the Year

Christine Gritmon/RCA

Mumford & Sons, Album of the Year

Christine Gritmon/Island, Glassnote

Frank Ocean, Album of the Year

Christine Gritmon/Def Jam

Carly Rae Jepsen, Song of the Year

Christine Gritmon/Interscope

Maroon 5, Best Pop Vocal Album

Christine Gritmon/A&M

Chris Brown, Best Urban Contemporary Album

Christine Gritmon/RCA

Fiona Apple, Best Alternative Music Album

Christine Gritmon/Epic

Fun., Album of the Year

Christine Gritmon/Fueled By Ramen

Gotye, Record of the Year

Christine Gritmon/Eleven

Jack White, Album of the Year

Christine Gritmon/Columbia

The Lumineers, Best New Artist

Christine Gritmon/Dualtone

-- Written by Christine Gritmon and Nick Nadel

-- Album Covers by Christine Gritmon