Polaris Prize Gala Tonight: Who Should Win?
The 2011 Polaris Prize winner will be announced at the tonight’s Gala in Toronto. Over the past ten weeks, I’ve reviewed every Short List nominee, but haven’t played favorites until now. Here, without commentary, but links to reviews of all 10 albums, is my ranking of the ten contenders.
1. Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 2. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs 3. The Weeknd, House of Balloons 4. Timber Timbre, Creep On Creepin’ On 5. Austra, Feel It Break 6. Braids, Native Speaker 7. Galaxie, Tigre et diesel 8. Destroyer, Kaputt 9. Hey Rosetta!, Seeds 10. Ron Sexsmith, Long Player Late Bloomer