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July 16th, 2013
The annual Polaris Music Prize announced their shortlist earlier today. The $30,000 award, which goes out to the best Canadian album as decided by a jury of over 200 music journalists in the country, has now been whittled down to a top ten list. Here are the following albums up for the prize this year:
A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
Metric – Synthetica
METZ – METZ
Purity Ring – Shrines
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss
Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
A grand jury will convene at the Polaris Music Prize’s new venue, The Carlu, in Toronto on September 23 to vote for and choose a winner. Previous winners include Feist, Fucked Up, Arcade Fire, Final Fantasy, Patrick Watson, Karkwa and Caribou.
What do you think of the list? Were there any snubs?Tweet