Polaris Prize 2021 Long List Announced: The Weather Station, Yves Jarvis, Helena Deland, and More

    The Polaris Music Prize has announced its 2021 long list. The Weather Station, Yves Jarvis, CFCF, Helena Deland, Daniel Lanois, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Yu Su, Mustafa, the Besnard Lakes, Bernice, Cadence Weapon, Thanya Iyer, Klô Pelgag, TOBi, and more are up for the award, which is annually given to the best full-length Canadian album of the year, determined by an independent jury of nearly 200 music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada. Check out the full list below.

    Of the 40 Canadian artists announced on the Long List, only 10 will move on to the Short List, which will be revealed on July 15. Last year’s Polaris Prize was awarded to Backxwash.

    2021 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

    Art Bergmann – Late Stage Empire Dementia
    Bernice – Eau De Bonjourno
    The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings
    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Theory of Ice
    Big Brave – Vital 
    Cadence Weapon – Parallel World
    Charlotte Cardin – Phoenix
    CFCF – memoryland
    Clairmont The Second – It’s Not How It Sounds
    Helena Deland – Someone New
    DijahSB – Head Above the Waters
    Kathleen Edwards – Total Freedom
    Dominique Fils-Aimé – Three Little Words
    Fiver with the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition – Fiver with the Atlantic School of  Spontaneous Composition
    Thanya Iyer – KIND 
    Yves Jarvis – Sundry Rock Song Stock
    Rochelle Jordan – Play with the Changes
    LAL – Meteors Could Come Down
    Daniel Lanois – Heavy Sun
    Thierry Larose – Cantalou 
    Russell Louder – Humor 
    Elliot Maginot – Easy Morning
    Mustafa – When Smoke Rises
    Laura Niquay – Waska Matisiwin
    Nyssa – Girls Like Me
    The OBGMs – The Ends
    Dorothea Paas – Anything Can’t Happen
    Klô Pelgag – Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
    Savannah Ré – Opia
    Allison Russell – Outside Child
    Julien Sagot – Sagot
    Sargeant X Comrade – Magic Radio
    Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – Philadelphia 
    Yu Su – Yellow River Blue
    Julian Taylor – The Ridge
    TEKE::TEKE – Shirushi
    TOBi – Elements Vol. 1 
    Vagina Witchcraft – Vagina Witchcraft
    The Weather Station – Ignorance
    Zoon – Bleached Wavves

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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