The nominees have been announced for the first year of Canada’s Polaris Music Prize, their equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize.
The ten finalists have had their albums put forward after an extensive voting process including 120 judges.
The winners, who will receive a prize of $20,000, will be announced in a ceremony at Toronto’s Phoenix Theatre on September 18.
The nominees are:
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe
The Deadly Snakes - Porcella
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Sarah Harmer - I'm a Mountain
K'naan - The Dusty Foot Philosopher
Malajube - Trompe L'Oeil
Metric - Live It Out
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary