Here is the 2023 Polaris Music Prize shorter listing

The Polaris Music Prize has disclosed its 2023 limited list. 

Underneath are this year’s major 10 albums vying for the title of very best Canadian album of the 12 months: 

  • Blue Rev, Alvvays.
  • Watin, Aysanabee.
  • Powder Blue, Begonia.
  • Under no circumstances Ample, Daniel Caesar. 
  • Multitudes, Feist.
  • Very good Luck, Debby Friday.
  • Mascarade, Gayance. 
  • Remaining Someplace, Dan Mangan.
  • Colder Streams, The Sadies.
  • I’m Excellent, HBU?, Snotty Nose Rez Young ones.

Of the 10 nominees, Feist is the only prior winner to surface on the brief record this yr her 2011 album Metals received the 2012 Polaris Songs Prize. There are 4 initially-time nominees: Aysanabee, Begonia, Debby Friday and Gayance. Polaris favourites Feist and Snotty Nose Rez Youngsters now have 4 full limited record nominations, a uncommon feat matched by Caribou and surpassed by Shad who has had five appearances on the limited checklist. 

The Polaris Songs Prize extensive checklist and quick record are voted on by its 205 jury associates (which includes various CBC Songs producers). An 11-man or woman grand jury will decide who can take home the $50,000 prize on Sept. 19, and the winner will be exposed at a live gala function at Toronto’s Massey Corridor. 

Now, Polaris has confirmed the next functions will carry out at the marquee winner expose event (subject to adjust): Aysanabee, Begonia, Debby Friday, Gayace, Dan Mangan, the Sadies and Snotty Nose Rez Children. Alvvays and Feist are not able to go to. 

Shortlist Summer months

For a third 12 months in a row, CBC Songs will current Shortlist Summer time, a collection of distinctive programming on radio, electronic and social platforms top up to the Polaris gala to celebrate this year’s shortlisted albums. 

Shortlist Summer months will consist of Shortlist Shortcuts, a weekly series on starting Monday, July 17, that will give readers an overview every week, breaking down all the significant info you want to know about just about every nominated album. This will also be accompanied by a weekly graphic sequence that delves into each individual nominated album, shared to CBC Music’s Instagram site. 

On Sunday, July 16, CBC Music will kick off The Ten, a collection of a person-hour weekly radio specials hosted by Damhnait Doyle. Tune in each Sunday at 6 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. NT on CBC Tunes and CBC Hear for interviews, insights and a total album listening session. The entire plan is down below: 

Sunday, July 16 – The 10: Alvvays
Sunday, July 23 – The 10: Aysanabee
Sunday, July 30 – The Ten: Debby Friday
Sunday, August 6 – The 10: Dan Mangan
Sunday, August 13 – The Ten: Gayance
Sunday, August 20 – The Ten: Daniel Caesar
Sunday, August 27 – The 10: The Sadies
Sunday, September 3 – The Ten: Begonia
Sunday, September 10 – The Ten: Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Sunday, September 17 – The Ten: Feist

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