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2010 Polaris Music Prize Longlist

by  |  June 17, 2010

Do we really need a preamble here?  40 discs of which 30 will be whittled away to make the Shortlist of 10 on July 6, one of which wins the prize on September 20.   Will edit and update the list with all Myspace links etc. when I have the chance, but now I have to get home, get changed, and get to Rufus Wainwright (who’s been criminally overlooked for this list!).  Imaginary drum roll, please and thank you:

Apollo Ghosts
Mount Benson
MP3: Apollo  Ghosts “Things You Go Through”
Bahamas
Pink Strat
MP3: Bahamas “Already Yours”
The Besnard Lakes
The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night
MP3: The Besnard Lakes “Albatross”
Blue Rodeo
The Things We Left Behind
Myspace: Blue Rodeo
Brasstronaut
Mt. Chimaera
Myspace: Brasstronaut
Broken Social Scene
Forgivness Rock Record
Myspace: Broken Social Scene
Basia Bulat
Heart of My Own
Myspace: Basia Bulat
By Divine Right
Mutant Message
Myspace: By Divine Right
Caribou
Swim
MP3: Caribou “Odessa”
Jason Collett
Rat a Tat Tat
MP3: Jason Collett “Love is a Dirty Word”
Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles II
MP3: Crystal Castles “Celestica”
Amelia Curran
Hunter, Hunter
Fred Fortin
Plastrer La Lune


Frog Eyes
Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph
Hannah Georgas
This Is Good
MP3: Hannah Georgas “Chit Chat”
Ghostkeeper
Ghostkeeper
Myspace: Ghostkeeper
Holy Fuck
Latin
Myspace: Holy Fuck
Karkwa
Les Chemins De Verre

Lee Harvey Osmondt
A Quiet Evil
Greg McPherson
Mr. Invitation
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice
MP3: Dan Mangan “Road Regrets”
Misteur Valarie
Golden Bombay

MP3 or Myspace: Artist
The New Pornographers
Together
Myspace: The New Pornographers
Owen Pallett
Heartland
MP3: Owen Pallett “Lewis Takes Action”
Plants and Animals
La La Land
MP3: Plants and Animals “Tom Cruz”
Radio Radio
Belmundo Regal
Justin Rutledge
The Early Widows
The Sadies
Darker Circles

Shad
TSOL
Myspace: Shad
Elizabeth Sheperd
Heavy Falls the Night
The Slew
100%
Meaghan Smith
The Cricket’s Orchestra
South Rakkas Crew
The Stimulus Package
Tegan and Sara
Sainthood
Myspace: Tegan and Sara
The Wooden Sky
If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone
Myspace: The Wooden Sky
Hawksley Workman
Meat
You Say Party! We Say Die!
XXXX
MP3: You Say Party! We Say Die! “Heart of Gold”
Young Galaxy
Invisible Republic
Yukon Blonde
Yukon Blonde
MP3: Yukon Blonde “Wind Blows”
Zeus
Say Us
Myspace: Zeus

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