And the accolades keep on coming for Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. Having already earned Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards, and Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards, the band’s third LP was just awarded this year’s Polaris Music Prize. The annual prize, which honors the best album from Canada, is selected by a small jury of music journalists, bloggers, and broadcasters.
Their first-ever Polaris Music Prize win, Arcade Fire beat out such formidable candidates as Destoryer, The Weeknd, Austra, and Colin Stetson. Along with bragging rights, Win Butler and co. also receive a $30,000 cash prize.