17 minutes | Jul 16th 2015

Who might win the 2015 Polaris Prize?

Drake was one of the artists shortlisted for the 2015 Polaris Prize. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Polaris Prize, Canadian music’s most interesting prize, where music writers vote on the year’s top Canadian album, then are left to scrap over which one is truly the best. Michael Barclay, a Polaris Prize juror, joined Adrian Lee and Emma Teitel of Maclean’s pop-culture podcast, The Thrill, to discuss some of the surprises, long shots and disappointments from the shortlist. Listen below; the full shortlist is below the player. Subscribe for free now on iTunes! Subscribe on Stitcher! Android users can find us on Beyondpod! Alvvays – Alvvays BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Braids – Deep In The Iris Caribou – Our Love Jennifer Castle – Pink City Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers Buffy Sainte-Marie – Power In The Blood Viet Cong – Viet Cong Here are his thoughts on the longlist, and make sure to follow Michael’s continued analysis of the Polaris Prize as the gala date draws nearer on Sept. 21. This is just a sneak peek of one of the segments of the full episode of The Thrill, Maclean’s pop-culture podcast, out on Friday, July 17. That episode features insider accounts of Dave Chappelle from the organizers of Just for Laughs in Montreal, the city that helped give him his first shot and helped begin his comeback tour, as well as a debate over the merits of the Minions movie. Download this audio. (function (d, s, n) {var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];js = d.createElement(s);js.className = n;js.src = "//player.ex.co/player/b8391b55-6a16-46a2-b625-b4a52f7d6e23";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document,"script", "exco-player"));The post Who might win the 2015 Polaris Prize? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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