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2020 Polaris Long List Revealed With Help Of Past Nominees

Every year for the Polaris Music Prize Long List reveal we travel somewhere in Canada to get out there and visit the people.

This year with COVID-19 shutting everything down we were unable to do that and instead had 40 past Polaris nominees graciously, and on short notice, come together to do video reveals of this year’s 40 nominated albums on the 2020 Polaris Long List.

Considering the whole country was pretty much in lockdown it turned out pretty well.

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Polaris Music Prize Long List By The Numbers

Polaris 2015 Long List by the numbers

Polaris 2015 Long List by the numbers

My benefactors at Aux let me unleash my inner numbers geek on the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List for a statistic-y feature.

The result was a document where I tracked the number of references to IKEA hotdogs amongst the 40 nominated albums (one), the number of appearances from F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters (one) and other fascinating data.

Check out the By The Numbers feature.

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Polaris People For The Week Of July 13 – Last Look At The 2012 Long List

Polaris Music Prize

Polaris Music Prize

The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List will be announced on Tuesday, July 17.

That means this is the last week we have 40 albums — the Long List — still in contention for the big prize before it gets lopped down to 10 records.

With that in mind, this week’s Polaris People focused on dredging up some random factoid or other about each of the Long List albums.

In it the Slakadeliqs find air conditioners, Shooting Guns want to take on Leonard Cohen, and Mark Davis does some gardening.

To read about it, go here.

 

 

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 15 (With Bonus Long List Fast Facts and Japandroids)

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards

The 40 records that make up the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List got announced last week. It’s a fun time because this now gives music nerds something to argue about. It also gives me new material to write about in my Polaris People column.

Speaking of which, the latest edition of the Polaris Music Prize weekly news roundup is now online.

In it there’s stuff about Japandroids, socionics as they relate to Broken Social Scene, and the travesty that is Carly Rae Jepsen not making the Long List.

Go read the story over at Polaris Music Prize by clicking here.

Oh, and if you want to really dork out, check out the Polaris Prize fast facts I compiled about this year’s Long List.

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