A couple of weeks ago the Canadian Polaris Prize released their 2011 longlist, which included a lot of great records. As you should but may not know, the Polaris is Canada's equivalent of the Mercury Prize. There, simple. Anyway the longlist has been whittled down to just TEN records and the ten records are listed below.
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs | DiS review
Austra - Feel It Break | DiS review
Braids - Native Speaker | DiS review
Destroyer - Kaputt | DiS review
Galaxie - Tigre Et Diesel
Hey Rosetta! - Seeds
Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On | DiS review
The Weeknd - House Of Balloons
Some of those have in fact been our favourites of the year, no surprise. Go here if you're interested in the longlist or just here to see what he Polaris Music Prize offers. The prizegiving will take place on September 19, so just over 75 days to go.
DiScuss the shortlist on our boards here.