Leonard Cohen And Metric Reach For Polaris

noah | June 15, 2009 3:15 pm

The Polaris Music Prize, which gives $20,000 a Canadian-bred album released between Junes that’s realized by a panel of homegrown music experts as the year’s “best,” has released its long list today, and among those artists up for the honor are Leonard Cohen, Metric, Fucked Up, and k-Os. The long list is made up of 40 albums, so there are many other honored artists who haven’t crossed my personal transom quite yet; to help as far as context goes, Globe And Mail critic Carl Wilson and Jim Di Gioia at Quick Before It Melts both blogged about their nominees shortly after they sent in their ballots. All of their picks didn’t make it through, but their writeups did pique my curiosity (particularly Wilson on the Martha Wainwright album). Full list after the jump. Arkells, Jackson Square Jill Barber, ChancesBeast Bell Orchestre, As Seen Through Windows Bison B.C., Quiet Earth Bruce Peninsula, A Mountain Is A MouthCœur De Pirate Leonard Cohen, Live In London D-Sisive, Let The Children Die Elephant Stone, The Seven Seas Elliott Brood, Mountain Meadows Fucked Up, The Chemistry Of Common Life Great Lake Swimmers, Lost Channels Handsome Furs, Face Control Tim Hecker, An Imaginary Country Hey Rosetta!, Into Your Lungs Japandroids, Post-Nothing Junior Boys, Begone Dull Care K-OS, YES! K’NAAN, TroubadourLa patère rose Land Of Talk, Some Are LakesLhasa Malajube, Labyrinthes Metric, Fantasies One Hundred Dollars, Forest Of Tears Pink Mountaintops, Outside Love Joel Plaskett, Three Snailhouse, Lies On The Prize Charles Spearin, The Happiness Project Rae Spoon, superioryouareinferior The Stills, Oceans Will Rise Think About Life, FamilyTimber Timbre Chad VanGaalen, Soft Airplane Martha Wainwright, I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too Patrick Watson, Wooden Arms Wolf Parade, At Mount ZoomerWomen Woodpigeon, Treasury Library Canada C/W Houndstooth Europa

The 2009 Long List [Polaris Music Prize; HT Quick Before It Melts]