Polaris Music Prize – Long List Announced

Polaris Music Prize logoFirst awarded in 2006, the Polaris Music Prize is annually awarded to the best Canadian full-length album.  Chosen by a jury of 200 members of the Canadian music media the 2011 Long List was recently announced at The Drake Hotel in Toronto.  From this long list of 40 nominees the jury will now choose the top ten albums to form the Short List, to be announced July 6, 2011.  The ultimate winner will be selected by the 11 member Grand Jury and announced at a Gala presentation on September 19th.

The 2011 Long List is:

• 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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