Each year, the Polaris Prize's first announcement – the 40-album strong long list – seems to be met with equal shares of cheers and hisses as Canadian music fans search the list for snubs and surprises.
This year's announcement was made Thursday at Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel. The list features a wide range of marquee (Leonard Cohen, Drake, Feist), emerging (Rose Cousins, Grimes) and obscure (A Tribe Called Red, Avec pas d'casque) acts, and, true to tradition, the announcement left plenty of social media noise to be made about the results.
Check out the complete list of nominees here.
Below, we gathered some reaction from social media circles. Some were pleased with the results, while others wondered why acts like Islands and Zeus didn't make the cut.
What albums do you think got snubbed for this year's Polaris Prize consideration? Let us know below.
2012 Polaris Music Prize long list
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