2010 Polaris Prize Short List Announced Today

2010 Polaris Music Prize Short List
2010 Polaris Prize Short ListAs with any top ten list, there are bound to some disappointments and some surprises. Some of the more notable names left off of this year’s Polaris Music Prize short list include: The New Pornographers, Blue Rodeo, Holy Fuck, as well as bumpershine favorites like Jason Collett, Zeus, Bahamas, Hannah Georgas and Basia Bulat [Drake thinks Sunset Rubdown was robbed of a much deserved long list nomination -ed.]. Big ups to all the finalists including Vancouver’s Dan Mangan who just keeps on rolling this year with his first short list nomination. View the full 2010 Polaris Prize Short List after the jump.

Artist: The Besnard Lakes
Album: The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
From: Montréal, QC

Artist: Broken Social Scene
Album: Forgiveness Rock Record
From: Toronto, ON

Artist: Caribou
Album: Swim
From: Dundas, ON

Artist: Karkwa
Album: Les Chemins De Verre
From: Montréal, QC

Artist: Dan Mangan
Album: Nice, Nice, Very Nice
From: Vancouver, BC

Artist: Owen Pallett
Album: Heartland
From: Toronto, ON

Artist: Radio Radio
Album: Belmundo Regal
From: Grosse Coque, NS, Moncton, NB, Pointe-à-l’église, NS

Artist: The Sadies
Album: Darker Circles
From: Toronto, ON

Artist: Shad
Album: TSOL
From: London, ON

Artist: Tegan And Sara
Album: Sainthood
From: Vancouver, BC, Montréal, QC