Weekly mixtape: Polaris Prize nominees

With the winner of the Polaris Prize being announced Sept. 20, we decided to present you with a mix of this year’s short- and long-listed candidates. Sit back and enjoy some good ol’ Canadian talent.

To listen visit, www.8tracks.com/the_concordian/polaris-prize-mix

SIDE A: The short list

1. “Forced To Love” &- Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record, 2010

2. “Odessa” &- Caribou – Swim, 2010

3. “Albatross” &- The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, 2010

4. “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” &- Owen Pallett &- Heartland, 2010

5. “Le Bon Sens” &- Karkwa &- Les Chemins De Verre, 2010

6. “The Indie Queens Are Waiting” &- Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice, 2009

7. “Another Year Again” &- The Sadies – Darker Circles, 2010

8. “Guess What?” &- Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal, 2010

9. “A Good Name” &- Shad – TSOL, 2010

10. “Don’t Rush” &- Tegan & Sara &- Sainthood, 2009

SIDE B: Close, but no cigar – Our faves from the long list

1. “Tom Cruz” &- Plants & Animals – La La Land, 2010

2. “Your Hands (Together)” &- The New Pornographers &- Together, 2010

3. “Celestica” &- Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II, 2010

4. “There is XXXX (Within My Heart)” &- You Say Party &- XXXX, 2009

5. “Love Is A Dirty Word” &- Jason Collett &- Rat a Tat Tat, 2010

6. “Marching Through Your Head” &- Zeus &- Say Us, 2010

7. “Go On” &- Basia Bulat &- Heart of My Own, 2010

8. “I’m Going To Stay That Way” &- LeE HARVeY OsMOND &- A Quiet Evil, 2009

9. “Wind Blows” &- Yukon Blonde &- Yukon Blonde, 2010

10. “Already Yours” &- Bahamas &- Pink Strat, 2009

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