Arcade Fire, Tanya Tagaq, The Weeknd and more make Polaris Music Prize 2022 longlist

Arcade Fire, Tanya Tagaq, The Weeknd and more make Polaris Music Prize 2022 longlist

After Cadence Weapon’s Parallel World album was named 2021’s Canadian Album of the Year, the 40-album longlist for 2022 has been revealed, featuring Arcade Fire, Tanya Tagaq, The Weeknd, Orville Peck, Ada Lea, Destroyer, Chiiild, Luna Li and many more.

223 albums were considered for the 2022 Polaris Music Prize longlist by the 197 member jury. The winning album will be revealed at the Polaris Gala in September, and will receive $50,000 “judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales.” The nine other albums that make the 2022 shortlist will also receive $3,000 each.

The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Longlist:

  • AHI – Prospect
  • Arcade Fire – WE
  • Backxwash – I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES
  • BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
  • Jean-Michel Blais – aubades
  • Basia Bulat – The Garden
  • Tanika Charles – Papillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly
  • Chiiild – Hope For Sale
  • Destroyer – LABYRINTHITIS
  • Julie Doiron – I Thought Of You
  • The Garrys – Get Thee To A Nunnery
  • The Halluci Nation – One More Saturday Night
  • Joyful Joyful – Joyful Joyful
  • Adria Kain – When Flowers Bloom
  • Lydia Képinski – Depuis
  • Pierre Kwenders – José Louis And The Paradox Of Love
  • Ada Lea – one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden
  • Lisa Leblanc – Chiac Disco
  • Hubert Lenoir – PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe
  • Luna Li – Duality
  • Les Louanges – Crash
  • LOONY – soft thing
  • Kelly McMichael – Waves
  • Men I Trust – Untourable Album
  • Haviah Mighty – Stock Exchange
  • myst milano. – Shapeshyfter
  • Cedric Noel – Hang Time
  • Ombiigizi – Sewn Back Together
  • Orville Peck – Bronco
  • Ouri – Frame of a Fauna
  • P’tit Belliveau – Un homme et son piano
  • PUP – THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND
  • SATE – The Fool
  • Shad – TAO
  • Sister Ray – Communion
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
  • Stars – From Capelton Hill
  • Tanya Tagaq – Tongues
  • The Weeknd – Dawn FM
  • Charlotte Day Wilson – Alpha
The Polaris Music Prize 2022 shortlist will be announced on 14 July, and the Polaris Music Prize 2022 winner will be revealed on 19 September at the Polaris Gala. Visit polarismusicprize.ca for more information.