Always an interesting time in Canadian music when the highly-debated Polaris Prize whittles down it’s nominees. This morning at the Drake Hotel, the short list was revealed. Here are the top ten “artistic merit”-based albums vying for top spot:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
-Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Zaki Ibrahim
-Every Opposite

Metric
-Synthetica

Metz
-Metz

Purity Ring
-Shrines

Colin Stetson
-New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Tegan and Sara
-Heartthrob

A Tribe Called Red
-Nation II Nation

Whitehorse
-The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

Young Galaxy
-Ultramarine

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