Polaris Prize 2013 – The Long List

by New Music Michael on June 13 2013

Mac DeMarco at Starlite (photo by Aaron Vanimere)

It’s that time again – the Polaris Music Prize’s long list announcement. Forty albums, many of whom NMM has talked about a multitude of times, as voted on by a group of mainstream and new media (including some of Canada’s most respected music bloggers), which are then eventually whittled down to ten, from which one is bequeathed the crowning glory in September. Here’s the long list.

A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
Aclair Ensemble – Les Maigres Blancs d’Amerique du Noir
ANCIIENTS – Heart Of Oak
Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Cormier, Louis-Jean – Le Trezieme Etage
DeMarco, Mac – 2 (pictured, photo by Aaron Vanimere at Starlite Room last December)
Evening Hymns – Spectral Dusk
Hannah Georgas – eponymous
Godspeed You! Black Emperor –Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Gonzalez, Chilly – Solo Piano II
Guthrie, Jim – Takes Time
Hayden – Us Alone
Ibrahim, Zaki – Every Opposite
KEN mode – Entrench
Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues
Kobo Town – Jumble In the Jukebox
Lapointe, Pierre – Punkt
Osmond, Lee Harvey – The Folk Sinner
Lese Soeurs Boulay – Le Poids Des Confettis
Lund, Corb – Cabin Fever
Jessie Stein of the Luyas at Sled Island (photo by Aaron Vanimere)
Luyas – Animator (also pictured, also photo taken by Aaron Vanimere, at Sled Island 2011 – one of my favorite pictures of all time here on NMM)
Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
Metric – Synthetica
METZ – eponymous
Michel, Danny, with Garifuna Collective – Black Birds Are Dancing All Over Me
Newman, AC – Shut Down the Streets
Old Man Luedecke – Tender Is the Night
Ortega, Lindi – Cigarettes & Truckstops
Peter Peter – Une Version Amelioree De La Tristesse
Purity Ring – Shrines
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead (huge, huge fan)
Rhye – Woman
Romano, Daniel – Come Cry With Me
Stetson, Colin – New History Warfare Vol  3: To See More Light
Suuns – Images Du Futur (also a huge, huge fan)
Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob
Tuck, Al – Stranger At the Wake
Whitehorse – The Fate Of the World Depends On This Kiss Provider
Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
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