The Polaris Music Price is meant to recognize Canada's best album based on creative quality, regardless of musical genre or sales figures. It's essentially our Mercury Prize.
Last year's winner caught me off guard, so this year I'm predicting Chan VanGaalen will win. I never heard of him/her/them, so he's/she's/they've gotta be cool.
Here are the nominees.
- Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
- The Besnard Lakes - The Dark Horse
- The Dears - Gang Of Losers
- Julie Doiron - Woke Myself Up
- Feist - The Reminder
- Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
- Miracle Fortress - Five Roses
- Joel Plaskett Emergency - Ashtray Rock
- Chan VanGaalen - Skelliconnection
- Patrick Watson - Close To Paradise