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Final Fantasy Wins Inaugural Polaris Music Prize


I 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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