Posted in music on June 15, 2012

Polaris Prize

The long list for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's annual award for a great album, has been revealed. It includes Leonard Cohen, Cold Specks, Drake, Feist, Fucked Up, Grimes, Japandroids, The Weeknd, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and more. Check out the full list below. Who's your money on?

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A Tribe Called Red - A Tribe Called Red
Marie-Pierre Arthur - Aux alentours
Rich Aucoin - We're All Dying To Live
Avec pas d'casque - Astronomie
Azari & III - Azari & III
Bahamas - Barchords
The Barr Brothers - The Barr Brothers
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - Kings And Queens
Cadence Weapon - Hope In Dirt City
Kathryn Calder - Bright And Vivid
Cannon Bros - Firecracker / Cloudglow
Coeur de pirate - Blonde
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Rose Cousins - We Have Made A Spark
Mark Davis - Eliminate The Toxins
Drake - Take Care
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
Feist - Metals
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
Grimes - Visions
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune
Mares Of Thrace - The Pilgrimage
Ariane Moffatt - MA
Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots
Parlovr - Kook Soul
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Scrappy Happiness
PS I Love You - Death Dreams
John K. Samson - Provincial
Shooting Guns - Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
The Slakadeliqs - The Other Side of Tomorrow
Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Bry Webb - Provider
The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - YT//ST
Yukon Blonde - Tiger Talk

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Comments (14)

I'd love for Cold Specks to win but I am not optimistic.

Posted by pecola | June 15, 2012 10:42 AM

I'd give it to Kathleen Edwards. Best on the list, but that Bahamas album is excellent, as is the John K Samson record.

Leonard Cohen will probably get it. If he wins, I want him to get up and tell everyone to stop covering Hallelujah.

Posted by Kurt C. | June 15, 2012 10:51 AM

GRIMES!

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 10:53 AM

drake or fucked up, hands down.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 11:04 AM

I refuse to recognize the Polaris Music Prize after they robbed The Besnard Lakes of winning in 07 or 10.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 11:30 AM

Another vote for Cold Specks!

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 11:56 AM

Obvious omission = The iPods! Duh! Who makes up these lists anyway?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 12:04 PM

Cold Specks

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 12:32 PM

fucked up!

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 12:49 PM

Joel plaskett emergency

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 1:42 PM

fucked up is the most overrated band in a long time

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 1:54 PM

Azari & III

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 4:29 PM

drake or fucked up, hands down.

Posted by ChrisEger | February 22, 2013 6:27 AM

grimes amazing.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 11:02 AM

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