CHART #297

listenCheck out this week's edition of the chart as a handy dandy playlist or podcast (stream with the play button, download from the right-hand column).

In addition to counting down this week's Top 30 songs, we answer the question: what would happen if you picked the long list for the Polaris Music Prize?

The long list announcement is mere days away, so I'm launching "Polaris Season" by playing songs from albums that you chose as long list shoe-ins!

POLARIS 2012 GUESSCheck out this playlist that counts them down in order of how you voted on The R3-30 FunClub!

Top 10 albums that you think must be on the Polaris long list:

  10. Sound Kapital by Handsome Furs
  9. Provincial by John K. Samson
  8. Scrappy Happiness by Joel Plaskett Emergency
  7. David Comes To Life by F*cked Up
  6. Visions by Grimes
  5. Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards
  4. We're All Dying To Live by Rich Aucoin
  3. Michigan Left by Arkells
  2. Little Mountain by Said The Whale
  1. Oh Fortune by Dan Mangan

I think that the best side-effect of the whole Polaris experience is the debate that follows the short and long list reveal. Who made it? Who didn't? Why? Why not? It will be interesting to see how many - if any - of the albums you picked actually make it on to the long list!

The R3-30 airs Fridays @ 9am ET and 9pm ET and Saturdays @ noon ET. The R3-30 Podcast drops on Saturdays!

posted by Craig Norris on Jun 08, 2012