The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Goes To…


… the enigmatic post-rock instrumental of Montreal’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor for their 2012 masterpiece ( and my twentieth favourite album of 2012Alleluia! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

I have championed it since it was shortlisted.  They’re not an easy band- twenty-minute noisy instrumentals that mix freestyle jazz and Can (the band) wonk is a tough sell to the masses. But honestly, it’s still heavily played at my house, and I am loving it as much today as I did when it was released late last year.

Well done.

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