Along with the nearly 200-strong jury pool, the 2016 Polaris Music Prize nominees count rock stars and actors among their superfans. We asked a few to give us the goods on their favourite acts.
Iggy Pop on U.S. Girls' Half Free
The Godfather of Punk doesn't mince words, calling the album's sound "like somebody put popular music through a particle collider."
Finn Wolfhard praises Pup’s The Dream is Over
The Stranger Things star plays Polaris-themed Dungeons & Dragons with the Toronto punk rockers.
Dev Hynes praises Carly Rae Jepsen’s E*MO*TION
Dev Hynes didn't only help write Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop-tinged indie anthems, he's also a fan.
Amber Tamblyn praises White Lung’s Paradise
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star has some NSFW ideas of what to do while listening to the future punk classic.
Ian Steaman praises Kaytranada’s 99.9%
"The album is really like 21st-century black music."
Becky Katz praises Jessy Lanza’s Oh No
Lanza's music inspires Katz's creative side.
Jay Worthy praises Grimes' Art Angels
The LNDN DRGS man praises Grimes's independent spirit.
Boyd Devereaux praises Black Mountain’s IV
The Stanley Cup winner calls IV "otherworldly."
Mary Dickie praises Basia Bulat’s Good Advice
"The perfect setting for her voice."
Jeff Tweedy praises Andy Shauf’s The Party
The Wilco mainman hopes Shauf will record with him.