The shortlist for Canada's album of the year Polaris Music Prize has been announced.
The Polaris Music Prize is Canada's biggest music award and the winner gains $30,000. Polaris is Canada's equivalent of the UK's Mercury Award.
2012's shortlist includes Grimes
, Japandroids and Drake
and the winner will be revealed on September 24 at the Polaris gala.
Last year The Arcade Fire won with their album 'The Suburbs.'
The full shortlist is:
Cadence Weapon – 'Hope in Dirt City'
Cold Specks – 'I Predict a Graceful Expulsion'
Drake – 'Take Care'
Kathleen Edwards – 'Voyageur'
Feist – 'Metals'
Fucked Up – 'David Comes to Life'
Grimes – 'Visions'
Handsome Furs – 'Sound Kapital'
Japandroids – 'Celebration Rock'
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – 'YT//ST'