Best Canadian album of the past year…
By Blurt Staff
Last night Arcade Fire notched another honor its belt: the Canadian group was awarded top honor (and $30,000) for the annual Polaris Music Prize in their home country. That wold be for The Suburbs. which has already won Grammy and Juno awards. It was their second time up for the award; in 2007 their album Neon Bible was nominated.
Among the competition this year: Austra, Braids, Destroyer, Galaxie, Hey Rosetta!, Ron Sexsmith, Colin Stetson, Tiber Timbre and The Weeknd.
CBC News reported that at the Toronto awards ceremony, bandmembers Jeremy Gara and Richard Parry accepted for the band, with Gara saying, “Anyone who is under 18 and playing music and everyone who has ever been
on stage and had the opportunity to play music and have someone hear
it, just stick with it, because in 20 years you could be up here and
have an album much better than this.”