Polaris 2011 Shortlist: Arcade Fire, 9 Other Bands

The Polaris Music Prize panel revealed its longlist a few weeks ago. Today that selection of 40 LPs has been whittled down to 10 final candidates, featuring obvious inclusions (Arcade Fire), BTW inclusions (Braids, Austra), and heartening inclusions (The Weeknd, Destroyer, Colin Stetson). Everyone on this list pockets $2K, and one of them will get $30K and the PMP title come September 9th. Start betting:

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Austra – Feel It Break
Braids – Native Speaker
Destroyer – Kaputt
Galaxie – Tigre Et Diesel
Hey Rosetta – Seeds
Ron Sexsmith – Long Player Late Bloomer
Colin Steston – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On
The Weeknd – House Of Balloons