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2008 Polaris Music Prize

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2008 Polaris Music Prize

The 2008 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 30, 2008 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. The prize was won by Caribou for his album Andorra.


Unlike in prior years, the Polaris Prize committee did not release a compilation album of songs from the nominated albums. Instead, customers who purchased one of the nominated albums in a record store were given a free card entitling them to download one free song from each album at iTunes.


The 2008 grand jury consisted of Mike Bell (Calgary Herald), Denise Benson (Eye Weekly), Evelyn Cote (Ici), Lana Gay (CBC Radio 3), Kevin Kelly (Newfoundland Herald), Joshua Ostroff (AOL Canada), James Stewart Reaney (London Free Press), Li Robbins (CBC Radio/The Globe and Mail), Hannah Simone (MuchMusic), Darryl Sterdan (Winnipeg Sun) and Frank Yang (Chromewaves).


The prize's 10-album shortlist was announced on July 7.

  • Caribou, Andorra
  • Black Mountain, In the Future
  • Basia Bulat, Oh, My Darling
  • Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers
  • Holy Fuck, LP
  • Plants and Animals, Parc Avenue
  • Shad, The Old Prince
  • Stars, In Our Bedroom After the War
  • Two Hours Traffic, Little Jabs
  • The Weakerthans, Reunion Tour
  • Longlist

    On June 12, for the first time in the three-year history of the award, the preliminary 40-album longlist was published.


    2008 Polaris Music Prize Wikipedia

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