Polaris Music Prize 2022 Longlist: Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, Ada Lea, Destroyer, and More

    Arcade Fire, the Weeknd, Ada Lea, and Destroyer are among the names on the longlist for the Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for the best Canadian album of the year. Tanya Tagaq, Orville Peck, PUP, Julie Doiron, and Backxwash also made the cut. Check out the full list of nominees below.

    The 197-member jury reviewed a total of 223 albums for this year’s prize. A shortlist of 10 albums will be announced on July 14, with winners revealed on September 19. Cadence Weapon took home the award last year for his album Parallel World.

    Polaris Music Prize Long List 2022:

    Ada Lea – One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden
    Adria Kain – When Flowers Bloom
    Ahi – Prospect
    Arcade Fire – WE
    Backxwash – I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses
    BadBadNotGood – Talk Memory
    Basia Bulat – The Garden
    Cedric Noel – Hang Time
    Charlotte Day Wilson – Alpha
    Chiiild – Hope for Sale
    Destroyer – Labyrinthitis
    The Garrys – Get Thee to a Nunnery
    The Halluci Nation – One More Saturday Night
    Haviah Mighty – Stock Exchange
    Hubert Lenoir – Pictura de Ipse : Musique Directe
    Jean-Michel Blais – Aubades
    Joyful Joyful – Joyful Joyful
    Julie Doiron – I Thought of You
    Kelly McMichael – Waves
    Les Louanges – Crash
    Lisa Leblanc – Chiac Disco
    Loony – soft thing
    Luna Li – Duality
    Lydia Képinski – Depuis
    Men I Trust – Untourable Album
    Myst Milano – Shapeshyfter
    Ombiigizi – Sewn Back Together
    Orville Peck – Bronco
    Ouri – Frame of a Fauna
    Pierre Kwenders – José Louis and the Paradox of Love
    P’tit Belliveau – Un homme et son piano
    PUP – The Unraveling of PUPTheBand
    Sate – The Fool
    Shad – Tao
    Sister Ray – Communion
    Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
    Stars – From Capelton Hill
    Tanika Charles – Papillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly
    Tanya Tagaq – Tongues
    The Weeknd – Dawn FM

    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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