Polaris Music Prize announces shortlist of nominees

    The three-year old Polaris Music Prize, which gives the makers of Canada’s best album $20,000, has announced its 2007 nominees. The most noticeable omission is Random Spirit Lover by Sunset Rubdown.

     

    Here’s the shortlist of nominees:
        * Black Mountain – In The Future
        * Plants And Animals – Parc Avenue
        * Basia Bulat – Oh, My Darling
        * Stars – In Our Bedroom After The War
        * Caribou – Andorra
        * Shad – The Old Prince
        * Kathleen Edwards – Asking For Flowers
        * Two Hours Traffic – Little Jabs
        * Holy Fuck – LP
        * The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour
    Among this group it’s hard to call who’s going to take it, but perhaps the prize should go to Wolf Parade retroactively after the band got snubbed in 2005 when the committee awarded Final Fantasy the prize over Apologies to the Queen Mary.