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Time to vote for the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize

Forget provincial or national elections, a far more important contest is now in the hands of voters: The 2023 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is ready and waiting for your votes

Two of the following 12 Canadian albums will be recognized for their contributions to the national musical heritage on their artistic merits, without any regard for sales, genre or affiliation: 

Beau Dommage — Beau Dommage

The Guess Who — American Woman

k-os — Exit

k.d. lang — Absolute Torch and Twang

Jean Leloup — Le dôme

Maestro Fresh-Wes — Symphony In Effect

Sarah McLachlan — Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Plastikman — Consumed

Rap Essentials Volume One

Robbie Robertson — Robbie Robertson

Skinny Puppy — Bites

Spoons — Arias & Symphonies

One album will be recognized by a jury of music media and historians; the other winner is selected by public vote, open through Friday,October 13 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PT, with the winners announced on Thursday, Oct. 19. Tallies can be submitted once per day. 

In the eight years since the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize was created, a total of 37 albums have been honoured, including Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Keyboard Fantasies, Feist’s Let It Die and Rush’s Moving Pictures.  Last year’s winners were SNFU’s….And No One Else Wanted to Play and Four The Moment’s We’re Still Standing

More information on this year’s nominees, including how to vote for them, can be found here

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