Now in its ninth year, the Polaris Prize is awarded to the artist or band that creates the best Canadian full-length album each year — regardless of genre, label or sales.
Here's the list announced Tuesday in Toronto:- Arcade Fire, Reflektor
- Basia Bulat, Tall Tall Shadow
- Drake , Nothing Was the Same
- Jessy Lanza, Pull My Hair Back
- Mac DeMarco, Salad Days
- Owen Pallett, In Conflict
- Shad, Flying Colours
- Tanya Tagaq , Animism
- Timber Timbre, Hot Dreams
- Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, UZU
More than 200 journalists and music industry experts chose the finalists from a 41-album list released in June.
An 11-member grand jury will select the $30,000 top prize winner at a gala event in Toronto on Sept. 22.
The nine other shortlisted artists get $2,000 each.