Predictions for Polaris Music Prize 2013 – Shortlist Nominees


NOTE: Click here for the official shortlist and reaction!
July 16, 2013 will be a big day!
Come tomorrow will be the revealing of the shortlist nominees for Polaris Music Prize.
If only I was a jury member.
To make this fun, I will make two categories:

  • Who I want in the shortlist
  • Who will be in the shortlist

Whatever the outcome let’s hope they will make it.
While there has been grumblings on this year’s long list.

Who I want in the shortlist:

  • A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
  • Daphni – JIAOLONG
  • Mac DeMarco – 2
  • Evening Hymns – Spectral Dusk
  • The Luyas – Animator
  • METZ – METZ
  • Purity Ring – Shrines
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
  • Suuns – Images du futur
  • Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Who will be in the shortlist:

  • The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
  • Hayden – Us Alone
  • Kid Koala – 12 bit Blues
  • Kobo Town – Jumbie in the Jukebox
  • Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
  • Metric – Synthetica
  • METZ – METZ
  • Purity Ring – Shrines
  • Rhye – Woman
  • Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

If you don’t agree with this, then make a comment on the bottom.
Also BRBR will be livestreaming the unveiling of this year’s Polaris Music Prize Shortlist.
Starts tomorrow at 11 a.m.!
More info click here.

Here is a refresher on the long list:

  • A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
  • Alaclair Ensemble – Les maigres blancs d’Amérique du Noir
  • ANCIIENTS – Heart of Oak
  • The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
  • Louis-Jean Cormier – Le Treizième Étage
  • Daphni – JIAOLONG
  • Mac DeMarco – 2
  • Evening Hymns – Spectral Dusk
  • Hannah Georgas – Hannah Georgas
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  • Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II
  • Jim Guthrie – Takes Time
  • Hayden – Us Alone
  • Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
  • KEN mode – Entrench
  • Kid Koala – 12 bit Blues
  • Kobo Town – Jumbie in the Jukebox
  • Pierre Lapointe – Punkt
  • Lee Harvey Osmond – The Folk Sinner
  • Les soeurs Boulay – Le poids des confettis
  • Corb Lund – Cabin Fever
  • The Luyas – Animator
  • Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
  • Metric – Synthetica
  • METZ – METZ
  • Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective – Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
  • AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets
  • Old Man Luedecke – Tender is The Night
  • Lindi Ortega – Cigarettes & Truckstops
  • Peter Peter – Une version améliorée de la tristesse
  • Purity Ring – Shrines
  • Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead
  • Rhye – Woman
  • Daniel Romano – Come Cry With Me
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
  • Suuns – Images du futur
  • Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
  • Al Tuck – Stranger at the Wake
  • Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss
  • Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

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