Polaris People For July 19: Reaction To The Short List
The 10 nominated albums for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List were announced this week and the reaction was, as per tradition…
Great / terrible job everyone!
â€” Polaris Music Prize (@PolarisPrize) July 16, 2013
Response to the Short List has been strong.
The L.A. Times has been trolling us about our “terrible” choices.
The National Post has been trolling them with sentences.
The Globe And Mail’s been letting both sides have a wee rant.
NOW Magazine’s been all, like, “I know. White people, right?”
The Toronto Star discovered that Metz just discovered what Polaris is.
Blouin Art Info divided things between the “good and the great.”
Over at Toronto Standard we found out the Young Galaxy record is like what would happen if a kindly robot wrote you a love letter.
And our friends and broadcast partners at AUX TV have started making snappy video profiles of Short Listers.
Now let’s see what some of the actual Short Listers had to say about their nominations.
Ecstatic to be considered for the Polaris prize! Thank you Canada!! #polaris2013 #shortlist #Canadianmusic #EveryOpposite #Iove
â€” zaki ibrahim (@zakiibrahim) July 16, 2013
Thanks everyone. Really surprised that we are on the short list for this years @PolarisPrize
â€” METZtheband (@METZtheband) July 16, 2013
The excitement we had the for the first @PolarisPrize long list nom is still sinking in. Making the #polaris2013 short list is like a dream!
â€” A Tribe Called Red (@atribecalledred) July 16, 2013
suprised and happy to be shortlisted for @PolarisPrize amongst some of our favourite artists – and a special thanks to all who voted for us!
â€” Young Galaxy (@younggalaxy) July 16, 2013
We are thrilled to see #Heartthrob on the @PolarisPrize #shortlist! An honour to be included with such great Canadian talent! #polaris2013
â€” Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) July 16, 2013
very honoured to be included in the polaris music prize short list. congrats the other artists also on the list! http://t.co/zS0seEsur3
â€” PURITY RING (@PURITY_RING) July 16, 2013
#SYNTHETICA makes the #Polaris2013 short list! @PolarisPrize
â€” Metric (@Metric) July 17, 2013
So psyched that VOL3 is on the 2013 @PolarisPrize short list! Thnx everybody for getting it there! & in such fantastic company!!!
â€” Colin Stetson (@colin_stetson) July 19, 2013