The jury states:
The jury consisted of:
Rob Young – Author of the new book Electric Eden, former editor of The Wire, now writer for Uncut and The Wire.
Andres Lokko – Scandianavias most influential music writer. Now based in London. Writes for Svenska Dagbladet.
Laurence Bell – Owner of Domino Records
Jeannette Lee – Former member of P.I.L. Owner of Rough Trade Records with Geoff Travis. Manager of Duffy.
Matthew Schnipper – Writer for The Fader.
Mike Pickering – Former Factory Records employee, now A&R at Columbia Records UK.
The other 11 nominees were:
• Dungen - Skit i allt
• Paleface Helsinki - Shangri-La
• Susanne Sundfør - The Brothel
• Robyn - Body talk
• Efterklang - Magic Chairs
• Serena Maneesh - S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor
• The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a scheme
• Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir skinni
• Kvelertak - Kvelertak
• First Aid Kit - The big black & the blue
• Frisk Frugt - Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite