Leslie Feist’s latest album, Metals, has won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The annual award honors the best album from Canada as selected by a jury of music journalists, bloggers, and broadcasters. Feist beat out acts like Drake Fucked Up, Japandroids, Grimes, Handsome Furs, and Kathleen Edwards. She’s the first woman to win the award.
Along with bragging rights, Feist receives a $30,000 cash prize and a touring van. Past winners include Arcade Fire, Fucked Up, Caribou, and Owen Pallett.
Below, you can find a full list of the 2012 nominees along with links to our reviews of their albums.
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