Toronto Mike

The Polaris Music Prize


We 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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