The long list for Canada’s fanciest, most prestigious music award was announced today, and outrage: Carly Rae Jepsen’s Curiosity is nowhere to be found. (It is almost as if the Polaris Music Prize really means what it says about artistic merit.) But Japandroids’ Celebration Rock, the Weeknd’s Echoes of Silence, Grimes’ Visions, Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life, and Drake’s Take Care all made the list, so you’re forgiven, Canada. Just barely.
Performer Carly Rae Jepsen poses in the press room at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images