Final Fantasy Wins Inaugural Polaris Music Prize

musicI mentioned The Polaris Music Prize back in July. Last night, it awarded $20,000 for the best Canadian album released between June 1, 2005, and May 31, 2006, regardless of genre. The nominees included many of my favourite albums of the past year, including efforts from Broken Social Scene, Metric, The New Pornographers, Sarah Harmer and Wolf Parade. The winner might surprise you.

Electronic act Final Fantasy took home the prize for the wonderfully titled He Poos Clouds. Final Fantasy is violinist and singer Owen Pallett from Milton, Ontario. I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard his work, but now I'm hunting it down. Does anyone have any Final Fantasy they care to share?

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I was rooting for......Broken Social Scene, Metric, the New Pornographers, or Wolf Parade.
Here's a good link to get you familiar with the sound of Final Fantasy.

September 19, 2006 @ 1:46 PM

Mike Boon

Ummm, is that better than BBS, NP or WP?

No way, Jose!

September 19, 2006 @ 9:13 PM

Coach Carter

WTF? What gives? This is what other countries are going to be downloading because it won the Polaris prize. I stand resolute in the Wolf Parade camp.

I don't get the Final Fantasy name thing either, and the album title seems totally retarded to me. Wasn't Cloud the character’s name in Final Fatasy XII? Again WTF?

Well whatever, just friendly competition anyhow.

September 20, 2006 @ 12:48 AM

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