Monday, June 21, 2010
I would be remiss if I neglected reporting the Polaris Music Prize Long List of albums for 2010. Presented this year by the Canada Council for the Arts the register is a comprehensive one. As always the listing is torturously great; made so simply because of the plethora of fantastic recordings that make it up.
The jury will now take this list and vote again to come up with the Short List, which will be announced July 6th from the Sky Yard of the Drake Hotel in Toronto live on Sirius 86 and CBC Radio 3.
Here is the 40-strong 2010 Polaris Music Prize Long List.
Apollo Ghosts - Mount Benson
Bahamas - Pink Strat
The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
Blue Rodeo - The Things We Left Behind
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own
By Divine Right - Mutant Message
Caribou - Swim
Jason Collett - Rat A Tat Tat
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II)
Amelia Curran - Hunter, Hunter
Fred Fortin - Plastrer La Lune
Frog Eyes - Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph
Hannah Georgas - This Is Good
Ghostkeeper - Ghostkeeper
Holy Fuck - Latin
Karkwa - Les Chemins De Verre
LeE HARVeY OsMOND - A Quiet Evil
Greg MacPherson - Mr. Invitation
Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Misteur Valaire - Golden Bombay
The New Pornographers - Together
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Plants And Animals - La La Land
Radio Radio - Belmundo Regal
Justin Rutledge - The Early Widows
Shad - TSOL
Elizabeth Shepherd - Heavy Falls The Night
The Slew - 100%
Meaghan Smith - The Cricket’s Orchestra
South Rakkas Crew - The Stimulus Package
Tegan And Sara - Sainthood
The Wooden Sky - If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone
Hawksley Workman - Meat
You Say Party! We Say Die! - XXXX
Young Galaxy - Invisible Republic
Yukon Blonde - Yukon Blonde
Zeus - Say Us
Attention armchair deejays, bloggers and pop afficianados... Be the first to correctly list five long listers that make the final short list on (July 6th) and you will win one of the CD's that make the cut. (Put your entries in the comments box.) That's right folks guess away and new music will be on the way for the first person to correctly name five of the ten finalists. And by all means, if you want to go out on a limb and predict an eventual finalist I might even have a prize for that in September. Dan Mangan's got my vote! Or maybe Shad.... Then again Basia Bulat will always be a sentimental favourite.
Arrggghhh!!! It sure doesn't get any easier. Just too much great Canadian music.
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