Here's The Polaris Prize Shortlist (With An MP3 From Each Album)

Originally posted July 17, 2012: The Polaris Prize shortlist just got announced. The longlist of 40 Canadian albums got whittled down to ten. And then the winner of the $30,000 prize will be announced at a gala in September. You'll find the list below, spanning everything from Drake's R&B, to Fucked Up's punk rock, to Feist's indie darlingness. And we've included an MP3 from each of the nominated albums so you can check them out for yourself:

Hope In Dirt City by Cadence Weapon
MP3: "Crash Course For The Ravers"

I Predict A Graceful Expulsion by Cold Specks
MP3: "Hector" 

Take Care by Drake
MP3: "Make Me Proud"

Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards
MP3: "Sidecar"

Metals by Feist
MP3: "A Commotion"

David Comes To Life by Fucked Up 
MP3: "Queen Of Hearts"

Visions by Grimes
MP3: "Genesis"

Sound Kapital by Handsome Furs
MP3: "Repatriated"

Celebration Rock by Japandroids
MP3: "The House That Heaven Built"

YT//ST by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
MP3: "Hoshi Neko"


We also recently made a podcast with one song from every one of the forty albums that made the longlist. You can find that here.


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