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Drake, Japandroids, Fucked Up, Grimes on shortlist for Polaris Prize 2012

on July 17, 2012, 2:14pm

polaris 2011 Drake, Japandroids, Fucked Up, Grimes on shortlist for Polaris Prize 2012

The Polaris Music Prize is the annual award given to the best Canadian album. Past winners have included Fucked Up, Caribou, Owen Pallett and, most recently, Arcade Fire. Today, the shortlist of nominees for this year’s award were announced and they include: Drake (Take Care), Fucked Up (David Comes to Life), Japandroids (Celebration Rock), Grimes (Visions), and Feist (Metals). The full list of nominees is posted below, and the winner will officially be announced on September 24th.

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
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