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2022 polaris music prize long list

2022 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LONG LIST REVEALED

2022 Polaris Music Prize long list has been revealed and includes names like The Weeknd and Haviah Mighty. Here’s the full Polaris long list.

Musicheads across the country have waited with bated breath to find out who made the cut for the 2022 Polaris Music Prize. They can finally put their minds at ease.

Filled with both popular class acts and some of Canada’s best kept secrets, the Polaris Music Prize long list features 40 of the country’s best albums across a range of genres. Graced with familiar faces––from 2019 Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty to The Weekend, the list feels like a good balance of both underground talents and mainstream hitmakers.

The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

AHI – Prospect
Arcade Fire – WE
Backxwash – I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES
BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
Jean-Michel Blais – aubades
Basia Bulat – The Garden
Tanika Charles – Papillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly
Chiiild – Hope For Sale
Destroyer – LABYRINTHITIS
Julie Doiron – I Thought Of You
The Garrys – Get Thee To A Nunnery
The Halluci Nation – One More Saturday Night
Joyful Joyful – Joyful Joyful
Adria Kain – When Flowers Bloom
Lydia Képinski – Depuis
Pierre Kwenders – José Louis And The Paradox Of Love
Ada Lea – one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden
Lisa Leblanc – Chiac Disco
Hubert Lenoir – PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe
Luna Li – Duality
Les Louanges – Crash
LOONY – soft thing
Kelly McMichael – Waves
Men I Trust – Untourable Album
Haviah Mighty – Stock Exchange
myst milano. – Shapeshyfter
Cedric Noel – Hang Time
Ombiigizi – Sewn Back Together
Orville Peck – Bronco
Ouri – Frame of a Fauna
P’tit Belliveau – Un homme et son piano
PUP – THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND
SATE – The Fool
Shad – TAO
Sister Ray – Communion
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
Stars – From Capelton Hill
Tanya Tagaq – Tongues
The Weeknd – Dawn FM
Charlotte Day Wilson – Alpha

The winner of the coveted Polaris Music Prize will walk away with $50,000 and the title of Canadian Album of the Year.  The projects are judged on criteria entirely focused on artistic merit, independent of record sales or genre.

Presented by Canada Council for the Arts and media partner CBC, 223 albums were considered for the Long List by 197 jury members. The winning album will be revealed on September 19th, 2022 at the Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto. Tickets are available here.


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