Polaris Prize Announce 2018 Long List

The 10-album short list will be announced on July 17

Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize revealed its 2018 long list today.

Every year the Polaris Music Prize of $50,000 is presented to the top Canadian album “without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.” Additionally, each 2018 shortlisted artist receives a monetary reward of $3,000.

The 10-album short list will be announced on July 17. The winning album will be determined at the Polaris Gala on September 17.

Polaris Music Prize 2018 Long List:
a l l i e – Nightshade
Alvvays – Antisocialites
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Bahamas – Earthtones
The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers
Bernice – Puff LP: In the Air Without a Shape
Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma Main
Bonjay – Lush Life
Booji Boys – Weekend Rocker
Philippe Brach – Le silence des Troupeaux
Cadence Weapon – Cadence Weapon
Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Jennifer Castle – Angels of Death
Clairmont The Second – Lil Mont from The Ave
Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself
Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Faith Healer – Try 😉
FRIGS – Basic Behaviour
Zaki Ibrahim – The Secret Life of Planets
Iskwé – The Fight Within
Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song
Lydia Képinski – Premier Juin
Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur
Melissa Laveaux – Radyo Siwèl
Hubert Lenoir – Darlène
Terra Lightfoot – New Mistakes
Loud – Une année record
Milk & Bone – Deception Bay
Partner – In Search Of Lost Time
Propagandhi – Victory Lap
Vivek Shraya – Part-Time Woman
Sloan – 12
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – The Average Savage
U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited
The Weather Station – The Weather Station
Weaves – Wide Open
Charlotte Day Wilson – Stone Woman
Donovan Woods – Both Ways
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – Dirt