Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
Settle - Disclosure
18 Months - Calvin Harris
Atmosphere - Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun - Pretty Lights
WHO SHOULD WIN: Disclosure was a perfect example in 2013 of how age and years of experience doesn't determine success. Brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence might be young (only 21 and 18 years old), but they have managed to develop a sound that is taking part in solidifying the dominance of this genre. Even if younger brother Howard wouldn't legally be able to get into a club otherwise, Disclosure has made its way into the scene in a big way. Settle even found a spot at number 13 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums in 2013. Even if they don't win the award in this category, the Lawrence brothers have surely made great strides in their career and can feel good being put in the running next to Daft Punk.
WHO WILL WIN: Daft Punk has taken the dance and electronica genre to a whole new level over the past two decades. French duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have managed to seamlessly tie in references to the past with disco and pop while still creating a sound of the future. Daft Punk and their album Random Access Memories are being recognized at this year's Grammys in four categories, not to mention they will be performing with Stevie Wonder. The Grammys love Daft Punk. That much is clear. With the smash hit "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell making such a huge impression in 2013, it would be shocking if they didn't take home the award in this category.