Here is this year’s shortlist nominees for this year’s Polaris Music Prize.
- Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City
- Cold Specks – I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
- Drake – Take Care
- Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
- Feist – Metals
- Fucked Up – David Comes to Life
- Grimes – Visions
- Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
- Japandroids – Celebration Rock
- Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – YT//ST
The one that surprised me the most is Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.
I really love that album alot and is the only diverse album in the list.
When the long list was announced a friend said there is no way Yamantaka is going to make it in the list.
Now who’s eating their words now? 😛
We need an Asian act to win this year’s prize!
The other big surprise is Handsome Furs being on the list since recently they announced their break-up.
Funny that Drake made the list but The Weeknd didn’t.
It’s first timer’s Cold Speck, Grimes and Japandroids (FINALLY!).
The no surprises were Fucked Up, Feist and Kathleen Edwards.
So what you think of this year’s shortlist?
WHo do you think is going to win it?
My bets are it’s either Handsome Furs, Cadence Weapon or Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.
Congrats to all the nominees!
More details on Polaris Music Prize, click here.