Polaris Music Prize Announces 2013 Short List

> Jul 16 2013

Polaris Music Prize Announces 2013 Short List
By Alex HudsonAs has become annual tradition, the Polaris Music Prize recently rolled out its long list of 40 albums in the running to be named Canada's best LP of the past year. Now, that long list of nominees has been narrowed down to a short list of 10 finalists.

The short list was announced today (July 16) at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. The albums were chosen by a national jury consisting of journalists, bloggers and broadcasters, who each voted on the best albums released between June 2012 and May 2013, based on artistic merit alone.

The short list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

A Tribe Called Red - Nation II Nation
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Zaki Ibrahim - Every Opposite
Metric - Synthetica
METZ - METZ
Purity Ring - Shrines
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
Whitehorse - The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss
Young Galaxy - Ultramarine

The $30,000 grand prize winner from these 10 will be announced at a gala on September 23 at the Carlu in Toronto. This final decision will be made by a grand jury of 11, who are selected from the overall jury.

Past winners have included Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy (2006).

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METZ! *fingers crossed*
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I Mother Earth! *fingers crossed*
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Still mad over the Stetson loss in 2011. I feel as though his new release deserves it, though I wasn't as compelled by it overall as I was with Vol II, which was absolutely breathtaking.
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Also, I hope the Gala is webcast again. Seeing Kathleen Edwards make a drunken fool of herself last year was priceless.
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If Godspeed You! Black Emperor doesn't win, this whole thing is a joke.
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How the frig did the ancients record not make this list? They are legitimately making a name for themselves on an international scale
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Wow... That's about the worst possible result one could expect considering how many great albums were on the long list. #deathtometric
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WHY ISN'T RAINE MAIDA'S NEW ALBUM ON HERE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Someone, start a petition to get Raine Maida's new album on here. POST HASTE.
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Daniel romano deserved to win. this is bullfuckingshit
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Young Galaxy!!!!!
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COLIN STETSON

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Wednesday July 16th 2014
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Following his two sold out dates at Café Oto in October of 2013, Koreema Music Group’s live sector KMG Live is proud to present 2011 and 2013 Polaris award nominee Colin Stetson.

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