Playlist Friday is about my top 20 choices for the Polaris Music Prize Long List. I have until June 6 to make my choices so I thought I would share with you where I am at since I shared my Top 40 list in March and maybe get some feedback from you too.
Here are some numbers for you. There are about 209 jurors and they have recommended to the group around 211 albums. Who knew so many albums are released in a year?! And that is only the ones that have been recommended. Each juror can vote for 5 albums on their ballot and the results from that will become the Long List of 40 albums. June 6 is when we must have our votes in. Taking place on June 13 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa at 7pm, this special edition of the Polaris Podcast will feature a roundtable selection of Polaris jurors as well as special guests. They’ll be tasked with discussing the freshly unveiled 40 album 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List, which is being revealed earlier that day at the National Arts Centre. (Press Release)
We will then do more listening of those 40 albums to again cast our ballots with our 5 album choices to make the Short List of 10 albums that will be released on July 13, 2017. At the Gala on Sept 18, 2017 there will be a Grand Jury of 11 jurors making the decision of the winner of Polaris Music Prize for 2017.
The playlist starts with my current top 5 at the beginning and the rest in no particular order. The list keeps getting rearranged and songs added and deleted and I am not sure yet what my final decision will be. What five albums that were released between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017 would you like to see on the Long List? Take the survey and/or comment below to let me know. Tell me why you think those albums should be on there. Convince me but make it quick, I only have a few days left to decide!