© Polaris Music Prize

© Polaris Music Prize

This year’s unveiling of the Polaris Music Prize 2016 Long List had glitches as it was live streaming through their Facebook. You can’t blame the organizers for the technical difficulties. The long list is quite intriguing with surprises and as usual, excellent Canadian albums. There’s several unknowns to check out from the list.

This year’s long list announcement was held in Yellowknife, NWT and unfortunately didn’t watch of the all live streaming from earlier today.

The Polaris Music 2016 Long List;

Art Bergmann – The Apostate

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Black Mountain – IV

Jean-Michel Blais – II

Basia Bulat – Good Advice

Daniel Caesar – Pilgrim’s Paradise

Tanika Charles – Soul Run

City and Colour – If I Should Go Before You

Coeur de pirate – Roses

Dead Obies – Gesamtkunstwerk

Destroyer – Poison Season

Dilly Dally – Sore

Drake – VIEWS

Essaie pas – Demain est une autre nuit

Fred Fortin – Ultramarr

FOXTROTT – A Taller Us

Grimes – Art Angels

Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On

Veda Hille – Love Waves

Jazz Cartier – Hotel Paranoia

Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION

Junior Boys – Big Black Coat

Kaytranada – 99.90%

Jessy Lanza – Oh No

Majid Jordan – Majid Jordan

Michelle McAdorey – Into Her Future

Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale

Safia Nolin – Limoilou

Operators – Blue Wave

Peaches – Rub

PUP – The Dream Is Over

Daniel Romano – Mosey

Andy Shauf – The Party

The Strumbellas – HOPE

Suuns – Hold/Still

U.S. Girls – Half Free

Un Blonde – Good Will Come To You

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

White Lung – Paradise

Donovan Woods – Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

The Short List (10 albums) will be announced on July 14th at The Carlu in Toronto and the Gala on September 19th.