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Short List Predictions


It’s that again! When “music people” such as myself wrack their brains to try and predict the Polaris Music Prize Short List. This year was difficult, as there weren’t as many standout albums for me on the Long List as in previous years. But here are a few that caught my ear:

A Tribe Called RedNation II Nation
Alaclair EnsembleLes maigres blancs d’Amérique du Noir
The Besnard LakesUntil In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Hannah GeorgasHannah Georgas
Jim GuthrieTakes Time
Kid Koala12 bit Blues
Danny Michel with the Garifuna CollectiveBlack Birds Are Dancing Over Me
AC NewmanShut Down The Streets
SuunsImages du futur
Tegan and SaraHeartthrob

Find out on July 16th how horribly off I am!


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Short List Nominees (the real ones)

Well, if you checked out my predictions prior to the announcement (or just scroll down a bit) you’ll know how very wrong I was. To my credit, I painstakingly cut both Cold Specks and Feist at the last minute. Dumb.
Regardless, I give you the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees:
Cadence Weapon- Hope in Dirt City

Cold Specks- I Predict a Graceful Expulsion

Drake- Take Care

Kathleen Edwards- Voyageur

Feist- Metals

Fucked Up- David Comes to Life

Grimes- Visions

Handsome Furs- Sound Kapital

Japandroids- Celebration Rock

Congrats to all the nominees! Check back in the next few weeks for more in-depth reviews of the Top 10. The winner will be picked in Toronto on Sept 24th 2012.

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Short List Predictions

The Polaris Short List Announcement day is like Christmas morning for music nerds like me.  So, of course, I’ve researched the long list, found some favourites, weighed the hypes, pulled my hair out a bit and made myself a 2012 Short List prediction…uh, list.
In  alphabetical, but not preferential order:
A Tribe Called RedA Tribe Called Red

Rich AucoinWe’re All Dying to Live

Coeur de PirateBlonde

Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life


Dan ManganOh Fortune

Ariane MoffattMA

Lindi OrtegaLittle Red Boots

PS I Love YouDeath Dreams

Listen to CBC Radio 3  at 2pm EST for the official announcement. Or follow @PolarisPrize and @CBCRadio3 on Twitter for minute by minute updates.