The long list for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize is out, feat. Arcade Fire (obvs), Alvvays, Weaves and more

The top Canadian albums are recognised by the annual award.
The long list for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize has been announced.

The Canadian equivalent of the UK’s annual Mercury Prize, the award will go to the best album by a Canadian artist released between 1st June, 2017 and 31st May, 2018.

The long list features 40 nominees, which will be whittled down to ten on 17th July, with the gala then crowning the winner on 18th September.

The nominees include full-lengths from Arcade Fire, Alvvays, U.S. Girls and Weaves, with the full list looking like this:

a l l i e – Nightshade

Alvvays – Antisocialites

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Bahamas – Earthtones

The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers

Bernice – Puff LP: In the air without a shape

Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main

Bonjay – Lush Life

Booji Boys – Weekend Rocker

Philippe Brach – Le silence des troupeaux

Cadence Weapon – Cadence Weapon

Daniel Caesar – Freudian

Jennifer Castle – Angels of Death

Clairmont The Second – Lil Mont from The Ave

Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself

Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Faith Healer – Try ?

FRIGS – Basic Behaviour

Zaki Ibrahim – The Secret Life of Planets

Iskwé – The Fight Within

Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song

Lydia Képinski – Premier Juin

Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time

Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur

Mélissa Laveaux – Radyo Siwèl

Hubert Lenoir – Darlène

Terra Lightfoot – New Mistakes

Loud – Une année record

Milk & Bone – Deception Bay

Partner – In Search Of Lost Time

Propagandhi – Victory Lap

Vivek Shraya & Queer Songbook Orchestra – Part-Time Woman

Sloan – 12

Snotty Nose Rez Kids – The Average Savage

U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited

The Weather Station – The Weather Station

Weaves – Wide Open

Charlotte Day Wilson – Stone Woman

Donovan Woods – Both Ways


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