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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Polaris Prize Shortlist Announced

The day has finally arrived to reveal the 2009 Polaris Prize Shortlist! Let the real prognosticating begin. (And you thought last year was a tough one to pick.)

Without further adieu the shortlist is...

Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows
F*cked Up - Chemistry of Common Life
Great Lake -Swimmers Lost Channels
Hey Rosetta! - Into Your Lungs
K'naan - Troubador
Malajube - Labrinths
Metric - Fantasies
Joel Plaskett - Three
Chad Vangaalen - Soft Airplane
Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms

Figured that no name Leonard Cohen guy wouldn't stand a chance...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not a bad short list, not bad at all. I have to admit to being more than a little surprised that Women didn't make it, but I can certainly support some of the other nominees.

Choosing will be a challenge.

Allison said...

Quite a hard list to get down to a top 10.

I would love to see Metric, or Malajube win.

Sean Wraight said...

Barb- You do know that a friendly wager will have to be in order... When things get a little closer to the big date we shall prognosticate and pinpoint the actual winner prior.

All good natured and fun mind you trash talking may be acceptable.


Allison - Solid choices my friend. My heart may now go to Malajube as well but I am a fickle Polaris picker and that will very likely change by September.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh I'm ready to start the trash talking right now, my friend. Bring it.