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Polaris Music Prize 2018 short list (U.S. Girls, Alvvays, Pierre Kwenders, more)

U.S. Girls at Baby's All Right
U.S. Girls at Baby’s All Right in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The long list for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize — Canada’s annual award for a great album — was revealed last month, and now the short list is out. They’ve narrowed it down to these ten albums:

Jean-Michel BlaisDans Ma Main
Daniel CaesarFreudian
Jeremy DutcherWolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Pierre KwendersMAKANDA At The End Of Space, The Beginning Of Time
Hubert LenoirDarlene
PartnerIn Search Of Lost Time
Snotty Nose Rez KidsThe Average Savage
U.S. GirlsIn A Poem Unlimited
WeavesWide Open

Long listed artists who didn’t make it include The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie (who passed away last year), Arcade Fire, Sloan, Propagandhi, and more.

The winner will be announced at the annual gala on September 17. Who do you think will win?

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