Polaris long list

The Polaris Prize Long List showcases the best Canadian albums of the year

Charlotte Cardin, Cadence Weapon and Russell Louder are among the nominees.

The Polaris Music Prize has announced its annual Long List, a list of albums under consideration for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize. 204 albums released between May 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021 were considered for the Long List by a jury of 199 Canadian music journalists and critics.

There are a number of Montreal artists on the list, including Charlotte Cardin, CFCF, Helena Deland, Russell Louder, Klô Pelgag, the Besnard Lakes, TEKE::TEKE and Thanya Iyer.

Here is the 2021 Long List:

Art Bergmann – Late Stage Empire Dementia
Bernice – Eau De Bonjourno
The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings,
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Theory of Ice
Cadence Weapon – Parallel World
Charlotte Cardin – Phoenix
CFCF – memoryland
Clairmont The Second – IT’S NOT HOW IT SOUNDS
Helena Deland – Someone New
DijahSB – Head Above The Waters
Kathleen Edwards – Total Freedom
Dominique Fils-Aimé – Three Little Words
Fiver with the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition – Fiver with the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition
Thanya Iyer – KIND
Yves Jarvis – Sundry Rock Song Stock
Rochelle Jordan – Play With the Changes
LAL – Meteors Could Come Down
Daniel Lanois – Heavy Sun
Thierry Larose – Cantalou
Russell Louder – Humor
Elliot Maginot – Easy Morning
Mustafa – When Smoke Rises
Laura Niquay – Waska Matisiwin
Nyssa – Girls Like Me
The OBGMs – The Ends
Dorothea Paas – Anything Can’t Happen
Klô Pelgag – Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
Savannah Ré – Opia
Allison Russell – Outside Child
Julien Sagot – Sagot
Sargeant X Comrade – Magic Radio
Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – Philadelphia
Yu Su – Yellow River Blue
Julian Taylor – The Ridge
TEKE::TEKE – Shirushi
Vagina Witchcraft – Vagina Witchcraft
The Weather Station – Ignorance
Zoon – Bleached Wavves

The 2021 Polaris Long List

The 10-album Short List will be revealed on July 15, while the $50,000 prize will be awarded in the fall — details (including whether or not there will be a gala this year) are to be determined.

Backxwash won the Polaris Music Prize last year.

For more on the Polaris Music Prize, please visit their website.

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