Arcade Fire TimeOn Monday night, Arcade Fire, Canada’s most intriguing rock band (says Time magazine) walked away with the 2011 Polaris Music Prize and $30,000 for their album The Suburbs. With a Polaris Prize, a Juno, a Brit Award, a collaboration with director Spike Jonze and a Grammy Award under their belt, the Montreal eight-piece band is poised for world domination!

To those who participated in our Polaris Music Prize Giveaway, we give a warm thank you! Winners have been contacted, and they’ll be receiving the Deluxe Version of The Suburbs (which includes bonus tracks and cuts from Spike Jonze’s film, “Scenes From the Suburbs”). Thanks for sharing your favourite Canadian music moments, and congratulations!

Check out the night’s festivities on Much Music’s microsite devoted to the Polaris Prize, and watch last year’s winner Karkwa announces the winner at Toronto’s Masonic Temple:

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Arcade Fire is awesome, but what a boring win. No one can say anything bad about AF; they’re a safe choice. I was hoping for something unexpected from Polaris. The Weeknd and Destroyer seemed like real good choices.

    • Davina Choy

      The general critical reaction was, “yawn,” but that’s because Arcade Fire was the clear favourite, judging from their progressive and creative collaborations with Spike Jonze and Google Chrome. Their HTML 5 music video for The Wilderness Downtown was mind-blowingly cool and progressive. Hope you enjoy your CD anyhow!


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