Mustafa, Weather Station, More – .

Mustafa, Weather Station, More – .

The 2021 Polaris Music Prize shortlist has been released. Mustafa, The Weather Station, Cadence Weapon, OBGMs, DijahSB and TOBi are among the artists nominated for the award, which annually honors the best Canadian album of the year, as determined by a panel of journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and programmers. Other nominees include Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Klô Pelgag and Zoon. Find the full list below.
Daniel Lanois, Yu Su, Helena Deland, CFCF and Rochelle Jordan were on the long list, but were not made on this year’s short list. Last year’s Polaris Prize was won by Backxwash; previous winners include Haviah Mighty, Arcade Fire, Tanya Tagaq, Kaytranada, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fucked Up, Feist, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lido Pimienta and Caribou.

Read Pitchfork’s article, “Weather Station Combats Climate Change Anxiety, One Song at a Time.”

Selection of the Polaris Music Prize 2021:

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Ice Cream Theory
Cadence Weapon – Parallel World
DijahSB – Head above the waters
Dominique Fils-Aimé – Three Little Words
Mustafa – When the smoke rises
OBGM – The Ends
Klô Pelgag – Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows
TOBi – Elements Vol. 1
The Weather Station – Ignorance
Zoon – Bleached Waves


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