Polaris Prize 2009: Long List Announced

This is the fourth year of the $20,000 Prize which is awarded to the best full-length Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without regard to genre or record sales. The Long List consists of the top 40 full-length Canadian records released from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009, according to an initial vote by the 181 members of the Polaris Music Prize jury. The jury consists of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada.

Presented by the Canada Council For The Arts

Arkells – Jackson Square
Jill Barber – Chances
Beast – Beast
Bell Orchestre – As Seen Through Windows
Bison B.C. – Quiet Earth
Bruce Peninsula – A Mountain Is A Mouth
Cur De Pirate – Cur De Pirate
Leonard Cohen – Live In London
D-Sisive – Let The Children Die
Elephant Stone – The Seven Seas
Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows
Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
Handsome Furs – Face Control
Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country
Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care
K’NAAN – Troubadour
La pat籥 rose – La pat籥 rose
Land Of Talk – Some Are Lakes
Lhasa – Lhasa
Malajube – Labyrinthes
Metric – Fantasies
One Hundred Dollars – Forest Of Tears
Pink Mountaintops – Outside Love
Joel Plaskett – Three
Snailhouse – Lies On The Prize
Charles Spearin – The Happiness Project
Rae Spoon – superioryouareinferior
The Stills – Oceans Will Rise
Think About Life – Family
Timber Timbre – Timber Timbre
Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
Martha Wainwright – I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms
Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
Women – Women
Woodpigeon – Treasury Library Canada C/W Houndstooth Europa

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