Monday, June 15, 2009

Polaris long list.

The Polaris Music Prize announced their "long list" today! This list will be culled down to a short list of ten albums on July 7th, then a winner announced at a gala on Sept 21st, where they will get a $20,000 prize. The award is annually given to the "best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label" and any album out from June 1st 08 to May 31 09 is eligible.

And so here is the 2009 Polaris Music Prize Long List:
Albums that I want to win, or at least make the short list, are boldified.

Arkells - Jackson Square
Jill Barber - Chances
Beast - Beast
Bell Orchestre - As Seen Through Windows
Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth
Bruce Peninsula - A Mountain Is A Mouth
Coeur De Pirate - Coeur De Pirate
Leonard Cohen - Live In London
D-Sisive - Let The Children Die
Elephant Stone - The Seven Seas
Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows
Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
Handsome Furs - Face Control
Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
Hey Rosetta! - Into Your Lungs
Japandroids - Post-Nothing
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
K'NAAN - Troubadour
K-OS - YES!
La patère rose - La patère rose
Land Of Talk - Some Are Lakes
Lhasa - Lhasa
Malajube - Labyrinthes
Metric - Fantasies
One Hundred Dollars - Forest Of Tears
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
Joel Plaskett - Three
Snailhouse - Lies On The Prize
Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project
Rae Spoon - superioryouareinferior
The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
Think About Life - Family
Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre
Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Women - Women
Woodpigeon - Treasury Library Canada C/W Houndstooth Europa


And now some albums that I feel should be on the list, but were overlooked:
A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
The Awkward Stage - Slimming Mirrors, Flattering Lights
Bend Sinister - Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers
Brendan Canning - Something for All of Us...
The Dears - Missiles
Matt Mays + El Torpedo - Terminal Romance

1 comment:

  1. Aww, sadness at the overlooked list! You've made such excellent choices in the past Polaris...haha.

    With A.C., Canning, and The Dears not there I'll have to hope for Hey Rosetta!, Plaskett or the Junior Boys. All the bold guys are pretty swell though!

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