Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ Leads Polaris Music Prize Nominees


Arcade Fire‘s much-lauded third studio album ‘The Suburbs‘ heads the list of nominees for this year’s Canadian Polaris Music Prize – their homeland’s equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize.

Folksters Timber Timbre and Toronto’s The Weeknd also feature on the shortlist, though ‘The Suburbs’, which has won countless awards and accolades including Grammys and Brits since its release last year, dominates the 2011 rundown.

Arcade Fire were previously nominated for the prize in 2007, when second record ‘Neon Bible‘ lost out to Patrick Watson‘s ‘Close To Paradise‘. The ceremony was first initiated in 2006, when Owen Pallett‘s Final Fantasy beat the likes of Broken Social Scene and Wolf Parade to the brand new gong.

The winner is set to be announced on September 19th.


‘The Suburbs’ – Arcade Fire
‘Feel It Break’ – Austra
‘Native Speaker’ – Braids
‘Kaputt’ – Destroyer
‘Tigre et Diesel’ – Galaxie
‘Seeds’ – Hey Rosetta!
‘Long Player Late Bloomer’ – Ron Sexsmith
‘New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges’ – Colin Stetson
‘Creep On Creepin’ On’ – Timber Timbre
‘House Of Balloons’ – The Weeknd

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