2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List Nominees

musicThe 2012 Polaris Prize nominees have been unveiled.

  • Cadence Weapon - Hope In Dirt City
  • Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
  • Drake - Take Care
  • Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
  • Feist - Metals
  • Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
  • Grimes - Visions
  • Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
  • Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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That's an interesting list with a lot of great music. Polaris is the prize that seems most relevant in Canadian music today.

July 18, 2012 @ 12:50 AM

519 Rob

I'll take Japandroids for the win. But Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards are both really good.
And, I hate Drake. I've been accused of hating him cause he is famous. And that may be partially true. But I can't stand his rapping. Every song has him grunting in it. Uhhhhh. I'll take Kanye any day of the week, and he's a Jackass.

July 18, 2012 @ 10:22 AM


Japandroids, fantastic.

I have Grimes, Feist and Cold Specks. Not all than taken with Feist. Grimes is good, certainly doing well with the critics.

I would have liked to pick Cold Specks, waited anxiously for the album to come out, but I don't think it is as good as I hoped. She can really belt it out, sounds great live but the vocals aren't out front on the album. I think her 2nd or 3rd album will be more towards the spectacular.

July 18, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

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