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The long list of nominees for the Polaris Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the year, based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label affiliation.

The 40 nominees for the 2015 award (which this year includes $50,000 in cold hard cash) are:


The 10 album Short List will be announced on July 16th, with the final prize handed out at a gala event on Toronto on September 21st