Polaris Prize 2022 Short List Announced: Destroyer, Ouri, Charlotte Day Wilson, and More

    The 2022 shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize has been announced. Nominees for the best Canadian album of the year include Destroyer for Labyrinthitis, Ouri (who we interviewed around her project with Helena Deland, Hildegard) for Frame of a Fauna, Charlotte Day Wilson’s Alpha, Hubert Lenoir’s Pictura de Ipse : Musique Directe, and Pierre Kwenders’s José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.

    Ten albums were selected by a 197-member jury of writers, programmers, and broadcasters, while the 2022 longlist spanned a total of 40 records, including albums by Arcade Fire, Ada Lea, the Weeknd, PUP, and Backxwash. The winner receives a prize of $50,000. Last year, Cadence Weapon took home the award for his album Parallel World.

    2022 Polaris Music Prize Nominees:

    Charlotte Day Wilson, Alpha
    Destroyer, Labyrinthitis
    Hubert Lenoir, Pictura de Ipse : Musique Directe
    Kelly McMichael, WaveS
    Lisa LeBlanc, Chiac Disco
    Pierre Kwenders, José Louis and the Paradox Of Love
    Ombiigizi, Sewn Back Together
    Ouri, Frame of a Fauna
    Shad, Tao
    Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Life Afte

    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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