The Polaris Music Prize

musicWe finally have our Mercury Prize. On September 18, the Polaris Music Prize will award $20,000 for the best Canadian album released between June 1, 2005, and May 31, 2006, regardless of genre. The inaugural nominees are:

  • Broken Social Scene for Broken Social Scene
  • Cadence Weapon, Breaking Kayfabe
  • The Deadly Snakes, Porcella
  • Final Fantasy, He Poos Clouds
  • Sarah Harmer, I'm A Mountain
  • K'naan, The Dusty Foot Philosopher
  • Malajube, Trompe L'oeil
  • Metric, Live It Out
  • The New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  • Wolf Parade, Apologies To The Queen Mary

There's a lot of Toronto represented there and a lot of great music. This addresses my issue with how out of touch the Junos seem when compared to what's truly happening in our musical landscape. Long live the Polaris!

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mY vOTE goes to Wolf Parade. This is good to see

July 6, 2006 @ 1:24 AM

Mike Boon

I'd vote for The New Pornographers. The Wolf Parade album is great though.

July 6, 2006 @ 8:33 AM


Ahh as is Twin Cinema...

July 6, 2006 @ 11:39 AM

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