Polaris Long List Announced

Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Music Prize long list has been announced, and for the most part, I think it looks pretty good. Personally, I would say not including Jason Collet‘s record, Kevin Drew‘s BSS record, and Octoberman‘s Run From Safety, are all big oversights, but off the top of my head I can’t think of anything else that strikes me as a glaring omission (come back to me in a few days though, and I may have a different opinion). I don’t know, Bill what else is missing?

The Long List consists of the top 40 full-length Canadian records released from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008, selected by the 185 members of the Polaris Music Prize jury.

The Polaris Jury will now vote from the Long List to determine the 10 album Short List, which will be revealed July 7 at the Drake Hotel in Toronto.

2008 Polaris Music Prize Long List (alphabetical)

The Acorn – Glory Hope Mountain
Attack In Black – Marriage
Black Mountain – In The Future
Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow and Blue
Buck 65 – Situation
Basia Bulat – Oh, My Darling
Cadence Weapon – Afterparty Babies
Cancer Bats – Hail Destroyer
Caribou – Andorra
City And Colour – Bring Me Your Love
Constantines – Kensington Heights
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
Destroyer – Trouble In Dreams
Fred Eaglesmith – Tinderbox
Kathleen Edwards – Asking For Flowers
Christine Fellows – Nevertheless
Gatineau – Gatineau
Hayden – In Field And Town
Veda Hille – This Riot Life
HILOTRONS – Happymatic
Holy Fuck – LP
Islands – Arm’s Way
Karkwa – Le volume du vent
Corb Lund – Horse Solider! Horse Soldier!
The New Pornographers – Challengers
Pas Chic Chic – Au Contraire
Sandro Perri – Tiny Mirrors
Plants And Animals – Parc Avenue
Ghislain Poirier – No Ground Under
Protest The Hero – Fortress
Justin Rutledge – Man Descending
Sadies – New Seasons
Shad – The Old Prince
Socalled – Ghetto Blaster
Stars – In Our Bedroom After The War
Tegan And Sara – The Con
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band – 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
Two Hours Traffic – Little Jabs
The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour
Wintersleep – Welcome To The Night Sky