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Polaris Music Prize announced the "long list" of albums in contention for the 2009 award. A short list of 10 albums (to be revealed on July 7) will be culled form the list below, with the top Canadian album of the year (records released from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009) celebrated on Sept. 21.

  • Arkells - Jackson Square
  • Jill Barber - Chances
  • Beast - Beast
  • Bell Orchestre - As Seen Through Windows
  • Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth
  • Bruce Peninsula - A Mountain Is A Mouth
  • Cœur De Pirate - Cœur De Pirate
  • Leonard Cohen - Live In London
  • D-Sisive - Let The Children Die
  • Elephant Stone - The Seven Seas
  • Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows
  • Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life
  • Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
  • Handsome Furs - Face Control
  • Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
  • Hey Rosetta! - Into Your Lungs
  • Japandroids - Post-Nothing
  • Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
  • K'NAAN - Troubadour
  • K-OS - YES!
  • La patère rose - La patère rose
  • Land Of Talk - Some Are Lakes
  • Lhasa - Lhasa
  • Malajube - Labyrinthes
  • Metric - Fantasies
  • One Hundred Dollars - Forest Of Tears
  • Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
  • Joel Plaskett - Three
  • Snailhouse - Lies On The Prize
  • Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project
  • Rae Spoon - superioryouareinferior
  • The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
  • Think About Life - Family
  • Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre
  • Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
  • Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
  • Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms
  • Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
  • Women - Women
  • Woodpigeon - Treasury Library Canada C/W Houndstooth Europa


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Brad Wheeler is an arts reporter with The Globe and Mail. More

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