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Polaris Music Prize Short List For 2014 Includes Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Drake
 

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The Polaris Music Prize short list out, and it includes some usual contenders for the prize, as well as some well-deserving albums. Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Drake, Owen Pallett and more. The names were released today at Carlu‘s Round Room in Toronto. Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett and Shad are all making their third appearance on the Polaris Music Prize short list.

 

Check out music from each short list artist below

 

The Polaris Music Prize is awarded to the best full-length Canadian album released from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014; it's considered to be the Canadian album of the Year.

 

About 190 writers, editors, producers and media people form the jury pool to make their picks from the long list. From there, the votes were worked into the Polaris Prize Short List. The winner will be announced on Sept. 22 in Toronto, and they'll get a giant check for $30,000.

 

Past winners of the Polaris Music Prize: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) (2006).

 

Polaris Music Prize 2014 Short List

Arcade Fire — Reflektor
Mac DeMarco — Salad Days
Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow
Drake — Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back
Owen Pallett — In Conflict
Tanya Tagaq — Animism
Shad — Flying Colours
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — UZU
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

 

 


Arcade Fire — Reflektor

 


Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow

 


Mac DeMarco — Salad Days

 


Drake — Nothing Was The Same

 


Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back

 


Owen Pallett — In Conflict

 


Shad — Flying Colours

 


Tanya Tagaq — Animism

 


Timber Timbre — Hot Dreams

 


YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — UZU

 
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