by Tiana Feng

The shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize 2011 was announced today. I was way off with my predictions, but here are this year’s top 10. Let me know who you think will be this year’s winner!

Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

I actually didn’t think that they would make the shortlist because it was too popular/predictable.
Arcade Fire- We Used to Wait[audio:http://dl.soundowl.com/16aa.mp3]
Austra- Feel It Break

Austra- Beat and the Pulse[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/tfl.mp3]
Braids- Native Speaker

Braids- Lemonade[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/f09.mp3]
Destroyer- Kaputt

Destroyer- Suicide Demo for Kara Walker[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/etn.mp3]
Galaxie- Tigre et diesel

Galaxie- Camouflar
Hey Rosetta!- Seeds

Hey Rosetta!- Bandages[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/fig.mp3]
Ron Sexsmith- Long Player Late Bloomer

Ron Sexsmith- Believe It When I See It[audio:http://dl.soundowl.com/16fx.mp3]
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Colin Stetson- Fear of the Unknown and the Blazing Sun[audio:http://dl.soundowl.com/16am.mp3]
Timber Timbre- Creep on Creepin’ On

Timber Timbre- Black Water[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/tdq.mp3]
The Weeknd- House of the Balloons

The Weeknd- Wicked Games[audio:http://dl.soundowl.com/16ap.mp3]