So the Polaris Music Prize has rounded down that huge list of great Canadian albums released in the last year from 40 down to only 10. I love this award because it’s like the Canadian indie rock grammy’s. I always watch the grammy’s and they always suck (Best album by a male or whatever and the nominees are all rappers and r and b stars…riiiiight). But anyways, here is the list:
Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows (Toronto, ON)
Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life (Toronto, ON)
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Toronto, ON)
Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (St. Johns, NF)
K’NAAN – Troubadour (Toronto, ON)
Malajube – Labyrinthes (Montreal, QC)
Metric – Fantasies (Toronto, ON)
Joel Plaskett – Three (Halifax, NS)
Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane (Calgary, AB)
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms (Montreal, QC)
So there you have it. Is it just me or are there too many bands from Toronto and not enough from Montreal (or other parts of Canada). Or perhaps I’m just prejudiced against anything that has to do with Toronto. Anyways I’m hoping either Patrick Watson or Malajube wins. But if it has to be someone from Toronto I guess I would choose Great Lake Swimmers because Lost Channels is an incredible album and I got to interview Tony Dekker. Who do you think will win? Who do you want to win?
I wish I was at the Michael Jackson memorial….