Here's the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

Featuring Allison Russell, Tomb Mold, Cindy Lee, Haley Blais and more

BY Exclaim! StaffPublished Jun 11, 2024

Canada's Polaris Music Prize has unveiled its 2024 long list. The 40-album long list for the annual prize can be found in full below.

This year's long list features 16 first-time nominees, in addition to three past winners (Jeremy Dutcher, KAYTRAMINÉ [Kaytranada], Karkwa) and one past Polaris Heritage Prize recipient (Beverly Glenn-Copeland).

In total, 238 albums were considered for the long list by the Polaris Music Prize's 207-member jury.

The 40-album long list includes efforts by newly minted Exclaim! cover stars the Beaches, and previous cover stars including Allison Russell, BAMBII, Charlotte Cardin, Jeremy Dutcher and TOBi.

Others appearing on the long list include Tomb Mold, Cindy Lee, Elisapie, BIG|BRAVE, La Force, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Super Duty Tough Work, Ducks Ltd., NOBRO, Terra Lightfoot, Sean Leon, TALK, Pelada, LOONY, KEN mode, Helena Deland, Jon McKiel, Population II, myst milano., NYSSA and Corridor.

The long list will soon be whittled down to a 10-album short list, to be unveiled on July 11. From those 10 titles, a winning album will be revealed during the Polaris Gala, taking place September 17 at Massey Hall in Toronto. The chosen Polaris Music Prize winner will be awarded a $50,000 grand prize.

The 2023 Polaris Music Prize was awarded to DEBBY FRIDAY for her album GOOD LUCK.

Past Polaris winners also include Pierre Kwenders (2022), Cadence Weapon (2021), Backxwash (2020), Haviah Mighty (2019), Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015) and Tanya Tagaq (2014).

2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

Allie X - Girl With No Face 
The Beaches - Blame My Ex 
BIG|BRAVE - A Chaos of Flowers 
Haley Blais - Wisecrack 
Charlotte Cardin - 99 Nights 
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - The Ones Ahead 
Corridor - Mimi 
Helena Deland - Goodnight Summerland 
Annie-Claude Deschênes - LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE 
Devours - Homecoming Queen 
DijahSB - The Flower That Knew 
Ducks Ltd. - Harm's Way 
Jeremy Dutcher - Motewolonuwok 
Elisapie - Inuktitut 
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Our Roots Run Deep 
Shane Ghostkeeper - Songs for My People 
Karkwa - Dans la seconde 
KEN mode - Void 
La Force - XO Skeleton
La Sécurité - Stay Safe! 
Cindy Lee - Diamond Jubilee 
Terra Lightfoot - Healing Power 
Jon Mckiel - Hex 
myst milano. - Beyond the Uncanny Valley 
NOBRO - Set Your Pussy Free 
NYSSA - Shake Me Where I'm Foolish 
Pelada - Ahora Más Que Nunca 
Population II - Électrons libres du québec 
Allison Russell - The Returner 
Arielle Soucy - Il n'y a rien que je ne suis pas 
Super Duty Tough Work - Paradigm Shift 
TALK - Lord of the Flies & Birds & Bees 
TEKE::TEKE - Hagata 
TOBi - Panic 
Tomb Mold - The Enduring Spirit

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