Friday, January 7, 2011

First Ever Nordic Music Prize Nominees

The following 12 albums have been nominated for Best Nordic Album 2010, a new award modeled after the prestigious Mercury Prize. I assume Robyn and Jónsi have to be favorites but I've been digging Ólöf Arnalds of late, and Radio Dept. has previously been noted favorably in these pages. On the others I've got some catching up to do.

• Dungen Skit i allt
• Paleface Helsinki – Shangri-La
• Frisk Frugt Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite
• Susanne Sundfør The Brothel
• Robyn Body talk
• Jónsi Go Do
• 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

Nordic Music Prize - Nordic Music Prize

Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni (Official Video)

The Radio Dept. - A Token Of Gratitude