I have no idea when they announced the shortlist for this year’s Polaris Prize, but I’ve just become aware of it–part of the impetus behind me finally starting this bloglike thing you’ve unwisely clicked on.
#1 – The Besnard Lakes – Are The Roaring Night
#2 – Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
#3 – Caribou – Swim
#4 – Karkwa – Les Chemins de Verre
#5 – Dan Mangan – Nice, Very Nice
#6 – Owen Pallett – Heartland
#7 – Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal
#8 – The Sadies – Darker Circles
#9 – Shad – TSOL
#10 – Tegan & Sara – Sainthood
I know who I want to win already, but I think it’s time I gave everyone a fair shake before I begin stomping my feet and trumpeting about the prize being stolen, like last year. Once again, Fucked Up, I’m sorry, yes, you DO kick ass and I didn’t ever mean to imply otherwise. But Elliott Brood are just so damn good.