This year’s short list of nominees for the 2013 Polaris Prize, which honors the best album of the year made by a Canadian artist, has been released. The list was trimmed down from a much longer one released in June, and is now a slim, mean 10 albums. Here are the nominees:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!
Zaki Ibrahim’s Every Opposite
Purity Ring’s Shrines
Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare 3: To See More Light
Tegan and Sara’s Heartthrob
A Tribe Called Red’s Nation II Nation
Whitehorse’s The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
Young Galaxy’s Ultramarine
The original long list, released last month, included Rhye’s Woman, Mac DeMarco’s 2, KEN Mode’s Entrench, Majical Cloudz’s Impersonator, Daphni’s JIAOLONG, and many, many others. Of course, as much as we love those albums, they’ve already been cut, so FINE! Be that way.
The awards ceremony and gala will be held Sept. 23, at which point the winner will be revealed and will receive $30,000.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.