Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Polaris Prize 2012 short list announced, let the disappointment begin

The short list for the 2012 Polaris Prize was announced today in Toronto.

Here are the lucky few who have made the cut:
  • Cadence Weapon — Hope In Dirt City 
  • Cold Specks — I Predict A Graceful Expulsion 
  • Drake — Take Care 
  • Kathleen Edwards — Voyageur 
  • Feist — Metals 
  • Fucked Up — David Comes To Life 
  • Grimes — Visions 
  • Handsome Furs — Sound Kapital 
  • Japandroids — Celebration Rock 
  • YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — YT//ST
I'm surprised by the number of albums on the list that just weren't that strong (Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Handsome Furs).  They elicit a 'meh' at best.

If I were picking, and of course I'm not so I get to complain about it, there would be three choices for me: Grimes, Fucked Up, and Japandriods.  Fucked Up's already won once and Grimes may be a bit too kooky.  So that leaves Japandroids as my choice.

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