Friday, June 17, 2011

6th Polaris Music Prize - long list

The Polaris Music Prize announced the long list of 40 contenders for the annual Canadian music award. The Polaris Prize is determined by a jury of industry professionals and critics, and comes with a $30,000 cash award.

This year's candidates include 19 out of the 40 receiving recognition for the first time. There are also many recognizable names such as Arcade Fire, Stars, Sloan, Neil Young and Ron Sexsmith.

The first winner of the Polaris Prize in 2006 was Final Fantasy. Subsequent winners have been Patrick Watson, Caribou, Fucked Up and Karkwa.

The short list of 10 will be revealed on July 6, and the winner will be named at a gala on September 19 in Toronto.


The complete 2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List

Arcade Fire, The Suburbs.
Austra, Feel It Break.
Black Mountain, Wilderness Heart.
Braids, Native Speaker.
Buck 65, 20 Odd Years.
Louise Burns, Mellow Drama.
D-Sisive, Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye.
The Dears, Degeneration Street.
Destroyer, Kaputt.
Diamond Rings, Special Affections.
Dirty Beaches, Badlands.
Luke Doucet and The White Falcon, Steel City Trawler.
Eternia & MoSS, At Last.
Galaxie, Tigre Et Diesel.
Jenn Grant, Honeymoon Punch.
Tim Hecker, Ravedeath, 1972.
Hey Rosetta! Seeds.
Hooded Fang, Album.
Imaginary Cities, Temporary Resident.
Land Of Talk, Cloak and Cipher.
Little Scream, The Golden Record.
The Luyas, Too Beautiful to Work.
Malajube, La Caverne.
Miracle Fortress, Was I The Wave?
One Hundred Dollars, Songs Of Man.
Doug Paisley, Constant Companion.
PS I Love You, Meet Me At The Muster Station.
Daniel Romano, Sleep Beneath the Willow.
The Rural Alberta Advantage, Departing.
Ron Sexsmith, Long Player Late Bloomer.
Shotgun Jimmie, Transistor Sister.
Sloan, The Double Cross.
Frederick Squire, March 12.
Stars, The Five Ghosts.
Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges.
Timber Timbre, Creep On Creepin' On.
The Weeknd, House Of Balloons.
Women, Public Strain.
Neil Young, Le Noise.
Young Galaxy, Shapeshifting.

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