Feist has won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best album of the year by a Canadian artist, for her album Metals. It’s her first win, though she was nominated in 2007 for The Reminder. Metals won over Japandroids’ Celebration Rock, Drake’s Take Care, Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life, Grimes’ Visions, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s YT//ST, Handsome Furs’ Sound Kapital, Kathleen Edwards’ Voyageur, Cadence Weapon’s Hope in Dirt City, and Cold Specks’ I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. She’ll receive $30,000.
Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs took home last year’s prize, which is selected each year by a large panel of Canadian journalists and broadcasters.
Do you think Feist should have won? Which was your favourite Canadian Album?