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Best of 2009

The following were my picks for this year's 19th annual eye weekly music critics poll: BEST ALBUMS OF 20091: Joel Plaskett/Three (MapleMusic)2: K'naan/Troubadour (A&M/Octone)3: Arctic Monkeys/Humbug (Domino)4: Lily Allen/It's Not Me, It's You (EMI)5: Neko Case/Middle Cyclone (Anti)6: Wilco/Wilco (the album) (Nonesuch)7: Great Lake Swimmers/Lost Channels (Nettwerk)8: Bob Dylan/Together Through Life (Sony)9: Junior Boys/Begone Dull Care (Domino)10: Glasvegas/Glasvegas (Columbia) BEST SINGLES OF 20091: The Very Best feat. Ezra Koenig/"Warm Heart of Africa" (Green Owl)2: K'naan/"Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Octone)3: Metric/"Help I'm Alive" (Last Gang)4: Lily Allen/"The Fear" (EMI)5: Great Lak...
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2009 Polaris Prize Nominees

The 2009 Polaris Music Prize finalists include some outstanding new talent.This year’s Short List nominees are: Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows (Toronto, ON)Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life (Toronto, ON)Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Toronto, ON)Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (St. John’s, NF)K’naan – Troubadour (Toronto, ON)Malajube – Labyrinthes (Montréal, QC)Metric – Fantasies (Toronto, ON)Joel Plaskett – Three (Halifax, NS)Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane (Calgary, AB)Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms (Montréal, QC) I’m proud to be a Grand Jury member this year, along with these colleagues: Bryan Acker (Herohill)Stuart Derdeyn (...
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