The Polaris Music Prize revealed its 40 album Long List, with Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez among the nominees.
The prize goes to the best Canadian album of the year, and the albums are nominated by a jury of 205 Canadian music media.
In addition to Caesar's Never Enough and Reyez's Yessie, Snotty Nose Rez Kids are back on the long list with I'm Good, HBU?, as is Chiiild for Better Luck In The Next Life and Dylan Sinclair for No Longer In The Suburbs.
From here, the 10 album short list made up of albums from the long list will be revelaed July 13. The Polaris Music Prize gala will be held on September 19 at Massey Hall in Toronto, with the winner taking home a $50,000 grand prize.
The 2023 Polaris Music Prize Long List is:
ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT - Darling The Dawn
Alvvays - Blue Rev
Aquakultre - Don't Trip
Aysanabee - Watin
Badge Époque Ensemble - Clouds Of Joy
Begonia - Powder Blue
Bibi Club - Le soleil et la mer
BIG|BRAVE - nature morte
Philippe Brach - Les gens qu’on aime
Mariel Buckley - Everywhere I Used To Be
Daniel Caesar - Never Enough
Chiiild - Better Luck In The Next Life
Feist - Multitudes
Debby Friday - Good Luck
Gayance - Mascarade
Ghostkeeper - Multidimensional Culture
Home Front - Games of Power
JayWood - Slingshot
Khotin - Release Spirit
Thierry Larose - Sprint!
Murray Lightburn - Once Upon A Time In Montreal
Isabella Lovestory - Amor Hardcore
Dan Mangan - Being Somewhere
N NAO - L'eau et les rêves
Tami Neilson - Kingmaker
Eliza Niemi - Staying Mellow Blows
Nico Paulo - Nico Paulo
Planet Giza - Ready When You Are
poolblood - mole
Jessie Reyez - Yessie
The Sadies - Colder Streams
Jairus Sharif - Water & Tools
Andy Shauf - Norm
Dylan Sinclair - No Longer In The Suburbs
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - I'm Good, HBU?
Alexandra Stréliski - Néo-Romance
U.S. Girls - Bless This Mess
Witch Prophet - Gateway Experience
Yoo Doo Right - A Murmur, Boundless to the East
Zoon - Bekka Ma'iingan
Past winners include Kaytranada's 99.9% in 2016, Haviah Mighty's 13th Floor in 2019, and Cadence Weapon's Parallel World in 2021.