Here is the official shortlist nominees for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize.
Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows
F*cked Up – Chemistry of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs
K’naan – Troubador
Malajube – Labrinths
Metric – Fantasies
Joel Plaskett – Three
Chad Vangaalen – Soft Airplane
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms
Apparently my prediction was way off and only two that I chose made it in the official shortlist.
My guess on who is going to win will be either in percentage form:
Joel Plaskett 70%
Great Lake Swimmers 75%
F*cked Up 85%
Elliott Brood 90%
Chad VanGaalen 95%
Overall I am kind of not impress with the Shortlist.
Because everyone minus F*cked Up, Great Lake Swimmers (?), Hey Rosetta! and Elliot Brood are repeat nominees.
Wasn’t Polaris Prize suppose to find out new or recognize lesser known Canadian acts?
Half of the nominees are already established in their own ways with their success and fans.
We just have to wait until September 21st for the winner.
Let the debating begin.