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These 213 albums were 2017 Polaris Music Prize contenders
By
Caroline Szwed

Published

September 13, 2017

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Celebrating the best of Canadian music from 2017. The Polaris Prize awards the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Hear this year's short-list nominees A Tribe Called Red, Tragically Hip, Leonard Cohen, Feist

Since 2006, the Polaris Music Prize has been awarded annually to the best Canadian album, based on artistic merit and regardless of genre or commercial popularity.

The Polaris Music Prize already announced their short list and long list for this year's award show, but the prize revealed its "longer list": a list of 213 eligible albums that were recommended by a juror — or that received at least one vote — in 2017.

Check out the full list below — including names like Arkells, Begonia, the Courtneys, Harrison, River Tiber, Tasha the Amazon and Jenn Grant — and catch all our Polaris Music Prize coverage at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

Also tune in to Radio 2 Drive with host Rich Terfry at 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m NT) on Monday, Sept. 18, for a pre-gala rundown of this year's shortlist nominees.

2017 Polaris Prize longer list

A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation
Lydia Ainsworth, Darling of the Afterglow
Alaclair Ensemble, Les Frères Cueilleurs
Anciients,Voice of the Void
Arkells, Morning Report
Jay Arner, II
Auroch, Mute Books
Austra, Future Politics
Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche, Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much
Avec pas d’casque, Effets spéciaux
Philippe B, La grande nuit video
BadBadNotGood, IV
Begonia, Lady in Mind
Daniel Bélanger, Paloma
Beyries, Landing
Black Atlass, Haunted Paradise
Black Sails For Red Seas, Wave: II EP
Blood and Glass, Punk Shadows
Blue Rodeo, 1000 Arms
Booji Boys, Booji Boys
Broomsticks and Hammers, Mirror Box
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Oddara
Louise Burns,Young Mopes
Calcedon, Echo In
Canailles, Backflips
Brendan Canning, Home Wrecking Years
Career Suicide, Machine Response
Castle If — Plant Material
Cellarghost, In the Whiteout
Chocolat, Rencontrer Looloo
Cinderland, High Plains
Clairmont The Second, Quest For Milk And Honey
Leonard Cohen,You Want it Darker
CO/NTRY, Cell Phone 1
La Conversion des Sauvages, La conversion des sauvages
Corridor, Supermercado
Antoine Corriveau, Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s’arrêter
The Cosmic Range, New Latitudes
Le Couleur, P.O.P.
Counterfeit Jeans, Counterfeit Jeans
The Courtneys, II
Rose Cousins, Natural Conclusion
CRi, Tell Her
Amelia Curran, Watershed
Dance Movie, Pierce
Danko Jones, Wild Cat
Sarah Davachi, All My Circles Run
Marie Davidson, Adieux au Dancefloor
Rodney DeCroo, Old Tenement Man
Mac Demarco, This Old Dog
Diamond Mind, Heavy Metal Sunshine
DIANA, Familiar Touch
Xarah Dion, Fugitive
The Dirty Nil, Minimum R&B
DJ Format & Abdominal, Still Hungry
DJ Shub, PowWowStep
Do Make Say Think, Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Gord Downie, Secret Path
Andrew Downing, Otterville
Drake, More Life
Duotang, New Occupation
Fred Eaglesmith, Standard
Egyptrixx, Pure, Beyond Reproach
Elephant Stone, Ship of Fools
Emay, Ilah
EONS, Long Walks
Fast Romantics, American Love
Feist, Pleasure
Figure Walking, The Big Other
Fiver, Audible Songs From Rockwood
FOONYAP, Palimpsest
Fresh Snow, ONE
Nelly Furtado, The Ride
Future PEERS, Future PEERS
Gentle Party, Jouska
Geoffroy, Coastline
Hannah Georgas, For Evelyn
Louis-Philippe Gingras, Troisième rangée
Jenn Grant, Paradise
Groenland, A Wider Space
Jacques Greene, Feel Infinite
Harrison, Checkpoint Titanium
Sinjin Hawke, First Opus
Her Harbour, Go Gently Into the Night
Heaven’s Cry, Outcast
Hidden Cameras, Home on Native Land
Homeshake, Fresh Air
Hooded Fang, Dynasty House
Ingrid & Christine Jensen with Ben Monder, Infinitude
inland island, Zsa Zsa’s Window Opens Slowly
Ion Dissonance, Cast The First Stone
Jahkoy, Foreign Water
Japandroids, Near to the Wild Heart of Life
The Jerry Cans, Inuusiq
Carly Rae Jepsen, E.MO.TION Side B
Les Jeunes d’Asteure, paradis, possiblement
BA Johnston, Gremlins III
July Talk, Touch
Keita Juma, Friendly Reminders
Aleem Khan, Pinko
Aleem Khan, Urbana Champaign
Kid Koala, Music to Draw To: Satellite
Allan Kingdom, Lines
Steve Kirby’s Oceanic Jazz Orchestra, All Over The Map
KNLO, Long Jeu
Kroy, Scavenger
L CON, Moon Milk
Land of Talk, Life After Youth
Joey Landreth, Whiskey
Tory Lanez, I Told You
Gianna Lauren, Moving Parts
Richard Laviolette, Taking The Long Way Home
Lisa LeBlanc, Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
Catherine Leduc, Un bras de distance avec le soleil
Alain Lefevre, Sas Agapo
Jerry Leger, Nonsense and Heartache
Stewart Legere, Quiet the Station
Sean Leon, I Think You’ve Gone Mad (Or the Sins of the Father)
The Lonely Parade, No Shade
Loscil, Monument Builders
Lowlands, Erie
Jesse Mac Cormack, After The Glow
Marker Starling, I’m Willing
Jon McKiel, Memorial Ten Count
Monomyth, Happy Pop Family
Jessica Moss, Pools of Light
Motherhood, Baby Teeth
Mozart’s Sister, Field of Love
Napalmpom, The Core Competencies of Napalmpom
Nav, Nav
Needles//Pins, Good Night, Tomorrow
Tami Neilson, Don’t Be Afraid
New Fries, More
The New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions
Northern Cree, It’s a Cree Thing
Not You, Misty
Numenorean, Home
Odonis Odonis, Post Plague
Oh Susanna, A Girl In Teen City
100 Mile House, Hiraeth
Pale Red, Soft Opening
PartyNextDoor, PARTYNEXTDOOR 3
Klô Pelgag, L’Étoile thoracique
Peter Peter, Noir éden
Lou Phelps, 001: Experiments
Lido Pimienta, La Papessa
Pkew Pkew Pkew, Pkew Pkew Pkew
Bill & Joel Plaskett, Solidarity
Preoccupations, Preoccupations
Pressa, Press Machine
The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band, Quantaundron?
Quantum Tangle, Tiny Hands
Ralph, Ralph
Andrea Ramolo, NUDA
Allan Rayman, Roadhouse 01
Jessie Reyez, Kiddo
Alejandra Ribera, This Island
River Tiber, Indigo
Daniel Terrence Robertson, Death
Daniel Romano, Modern Pressure
Whitney Rose, South Texas Suite
Stevie Ross, Something in Wonderland
Royal Canoe, Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit
The Sadies, Northern Passages
Julien Sagot, Bleu Jane
Said The Whale, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide
Saltland, A Common Truth
Sam Patch, Yeah You, and I
Samuele, Les filles sages vont au paradis, les autres vont où elles veulent
John K. Samson, Winter Wheat
SATE, RedBlack&Blue
Ron Sexsmith, The Last Rider
She-Devils, She-Devils
The Shiverettes, Dead Men Can’t Cat Call
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, f(l)ight
Snowblink, Returning Current
So Loki, Baggage
Soul Mates, Snake Oil
Spruce Trap, The Wise Prefer to Perish
Colin Stetson, All This I Do For Glory
Tomi Swick, The Yukon Motel
Tanya Tagaq, Retribution
Tasha the Amazon, Die Every Day
Tasseomancy, Do Easy
Julian Taylor Band, Desert Star
Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death
Tim The Mute, Take My Life… Please!
Timber Timbre, Sincerely, Future Pollution
TOBi, FYi
Tona, The Ivy League
Devin Townsend Project, Transcendence
The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem
TUNS, TUNS
Twin Rains, Automatic Hand
Valaire, Oobopopop
Vesuvio Solo, Don’t Leave Me In The Dark
Mat Vezio, Avant la mort des fleurs cueillies
Régis Victor, Dix-sept titres de la République du Civou
Leif Vollebekk, Twin Solitude
Martha Wainwright, Goodnight City
Colter Wall, Colter Wall
We Are Wolves, Wrong
Weaves, Weaves
The Weeknd, Starboy
Westminster Park, Fig. 4: Molt, Rebirth
Jenny Whiteley, The Original Jenny Whiteley
Charlotte Day Wilson, CDW
The Wooden Sky, Swimming in Strange Waters
Roy Woods, Waking At Dawn
WTCHS, She Walks, She Creeps
Yao, LAPSUS
Your Boy Tony Braxton, Adult Contempt
Zeds Dead, Northern Lights