Polaris Prize 2010: The Short List

Two of the artists have won the award previously.

The Short List of ten Canadian albums has been announced as nominees for the fifth annual Polaris Music Prize.

Two of the artists have won the award previously: Owen Pallet in 2006 with ‘He Poos Clouds’, and Caribou in 2008 with ‘Andorra’.

In alphabetical order, the ten chosen are:

The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night (Montréal, QC)
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record (Toronto, ON)
Caribou – Swim (Dundas, ON)
Karkwa - Les Chemins De Verre (Montréal, QC)
Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Vancouver, BC)
Owen Pallett – Heartland (Toronto, ON)
Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal (Grosse Coque, NS, Moncton, NB, Pointe-à-l’église, NS)
The Sadies – Darker Circles (Toronto, ON)
Shad – TSOL (London, ON)
Tegan And Sara – Sainthood (Vancouver, BC & Montréal, QC)

“Once again our jury has selected a magnificently and satisfyingly diverse Short List. They’ve managed to reward continued artistic achievement from previous winners and nominees while making room for both newcomers like Radio Radio, Karkwa, and Dan Mangan and veterans like Tegan And Sara and The Sadies. Our Grand Jury will have their work cut out for them selecting a winner,” said Steve Jordan, Founder And Executive Director of The Prize.

The winner will be announced at a gala on 20th September.

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