2011 Polaris Prize shortlist announced

The Polaris Prize has announced the 10 finalists for the best Canadian album of the year. Whittled down from a list of 40, here's the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, which will be given out in Toronto on September 19th:

  • Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
  • Austra, Feel It Break
  • Braids, Native Speaker
  • Destroyer, Kaputt
  • Galaxie, Tigre et Diesel
  • Hey Rosetta!, Seeds

  • Ron Sexsmith, Long Player, Late Bloomer
  • Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  • Timber Timbre, Creep On Creepin' On
  • The Weeknd, House of Balloons

I'm taking Austra, but the winner of the Polaris is notoriously hard to predict. Any other guesses?

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