2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced

Things were whittled down to the final ten today for the Short List of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.

  1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  2. Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow
  3. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
  4. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
  5. Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
  6. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  7. Shad – Flying Colours
  8. Tanya Tagaq – Animism
  9. Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Wow.  Lots of repeat nominees!  Seven out of ten by my count.   (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Drake, Owen Pallet, Shad, Timber Timbre, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan).  Does this mean anything?  I’m sure the Polaris Juror forum is going to blow up with this debate any second.

The Polaris Gala will be held on Monday, September 22nd at The Carlu. The live webcast of the event will be presented by Aux.tv.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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