Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2012 Polaris Music Prize short list

The Polaris Music Prize today announced the 10 remaining albums that comprise their short list, after having previously named 40 potential winners on their long list.

Those eliminated from the short list included Patrick Watson (the first time an album of his wasn't shortlisted), The Weeknd, Leaonard Cohen, Coeur de pirate, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Yukon Blonde.

The 200+ writers, editors, producers and media figures who make up the Polaris Music Prize jury pool chose the Short List by submitting ballots listing their Top 5 albums from the previously announced Long List of 40 eligible albums.

The winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize will be announced on September 24 at The Masonic Temple Concert Hall in Toronto.

The Polaris Music Prize short list

Cadence Weapon - Hope In Dirt City
Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Drake - Take Care
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
Feist - Metals
Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
Grimes - Visions
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - YT//ST

2012 Polaris Prize long list

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