The short list for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize has been unveiled.
Ten Canadian albums are now in the running for the $50,000 prize.
The nominees are:
BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul
Braids, Deep in the Iris
Caribou, Our Love
Jennifer Castle, Pink City
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Tobias Jesso Jr., Goon
The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Power in the Blood
Viet Cong, Viet Cong?
Caribou previously won the Polaris in 2008 with Andorra. Drake, New Pornographers and Braids have all been nominated once before while the rest of the nominees are making their debuts on the shortlist.
The Polaris Music Prize is an annual award given to a Canadian album of the highest artistic integrity without regard to sales figures or genre.
The Polaris longlist and shortlist are chosen by a jury of 196 Canadian music journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and programmers from across Canada.
The winner will be announced September 21 at the Polaris Music Prize Gala at the Carlu in Toronto.
Past winners have included Tanya Tagaq, Feist and Arcade Fire.