The history of any major prize or award is littered with questionable decisions. Citizen Kane didn't win best picture at the Oscars. Queen was overlooked by the Grammys. The Band, Great Big Sea and 54-40 have never won Juno Awards.

Each year, the Polaris Music Prize is awarded by jury to the best Canadian album regardless of sales, label or genre of music. Now that it is in its eighth year, we decided that it was time to take a look back at some of its most notable oversights.

Take a look at our gallery above and tell us: what do you think have been Polaris's biggest snubs? Let us know by posting on our blog below, tweeting us @cbcradio3 or listen to the conversation today on CBC Radio 3 with Grant Lawrence.

Also, check back here for coverage of the Polaris Music Prize short list announcement. 

posted by Radio 3 Staff on Jul 15, 2013