"Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" is the sixth studio album by M83, who have no previous Grammy wins. This is their only nomination this year.
"Biophilia" is the seventh solo studio album by Icelandic singer Bjork. She has no previous Grammy wins, and this is her only nomination this year.
"Bad as Me" is the 17th studio album by Tom Waits. The veteran singer has two previous Grammy victories, including one in this category in 1992. This is his only nomination this year.
"Idler Wheel" is the fourth album by Fiona Apple, who previously won a Grammy for her song "Criminal." She has been nominated for each album since.
"Making Mirrors" is the third album by Gotye, but the first recognized by the Grammys. He has three total nominations this year.