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Revealed: The 2017 Polaris Long List!

Jun 14, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize presented by CBC Music recently announced this year’s Long List, which includes 40 critically acclaimed albums chosen solely based on artistic merit. The finalists represent a wealth of diverse genres and styles and include 23 past JUNO Award-nominated acts, and six 2017 JUNO Award winners. Check out the full list below! Did your favourite Canadian albums of the year make the cut?

 

The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

  • A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
  • Alaclair Ensemble – Les Frères Cueilleurs
  • Anciients – Voice of the Void
  • Arkells – Morning Report
  • Philippe B – La grande nuit vidéo
  • BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
  • Louise Burns – Young Mopes
  • Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo
  • Clairmont The Second – Quest For Milk and Honey
  • Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  • Antoine Corriveau – Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s’arrêter
  • Le Couleur – P.O.P.
  • Marie Davidson – Adieux Au Dancefloor
  • Mac Demarco – This Old Dog
  • Gord Downie – Secret Path
  • Drake – More Life
  • Feist – Pleasure
  • Figure Walking – The Big Other
  • Fiver – Audible Songs From Rockwood
  • Geoffroy – Coastline
  • Hannah Georgas – For Evelyn
  • Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – E.MO.TION Side B
  • B.A. Johnston – Gremlins III
  • Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
  • The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  • Klô Pelgag – L’Étoile thoracique
  • Peter Peter – Noir Éden
  • Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
  • Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
  • Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure
  • The Sadies – Northern Passages
  • John K. Samson – Winter Wheat
  • Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
  • The Tragically Hip – Man Machine Poem
  • TUNS – TUNS
  • Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
  • Weaves – Weaves
  • The Weeknd – Starboy
  • Charlotte Day Wilson – CDW

 

Stay tuned to CBC Music’s Facebook page on July 13 where the 10 album Short List will be announced LIVE!

CBCMusic.ca will also livestream the Polaris Gala on September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto, where the winning album will be revealed.