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Long List for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize

We took another step closer towards the naming the winner of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.  The Short List of ten will hidden somewhere in this Long List of forty.  The results of the cull will be made public July 15.

2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

AroarA – In The Pines

Austra – Olympia

Philippe B – Ornithologie, la nuit


Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow

Chromeo – White Women

Cousins – The Halls Of Wickwire

Cowboy Junkies  / Various Artists – The Kennedy Suite

The Darcys – Warring

Dead Obies – Montréal $ud

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

DIANA – Perpetual Surrender

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Freedom Writers – NOW

Fresh Snow – I

Frog Eyes – Carey’s Cold Spring

Gorguts – Colored Sands

Tim Hecker – Virgins

Jimmy Hunt – Maladie d’amour

Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back

Kalle Mattson – Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold

Moonface – Julia With Blue Jeans On

Mounties – Thrash Rock Legacy

Odonis Odonis – Hard Boiled Soft Boiled

Owen Pallett – In Conflict

Pink Mountaintops – Get Back


The Sadies – Internal Sounds

Shad – Flying Colours

Shooting Guns – Brotherhood Of The Ram

Solids – Blame Confusion

Rae Spoon – My Prairie Home

The Strumbellas – We Still Move On Dance Floors

Tanya Tagaq – Animism

Thus Owls – Turning Rocks

Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Dust

Bry Webb – Free Will


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One thought on “Long List for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize

  • Does the jury get to see the long long list? That is, all the nominated albums submitted by all, and does anyone get to see a ranking of all submissions (including those that didn’t make it to the long list). Can jurors publish their five submissions?


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