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Arcade Fire’s ‘WE’ makes long list for Canada’s 2022 Polaris Music Prize

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Arcade Fire‘s new album WE has made the long list for the 2022 Polaris Music Prize.

The prestigious honor is given to the best Canadian album of the year and awards the winning artist $50,000.

WE is one of 40 albums that are included on the long list, which was whittled down from a total of 223 records that were considered. Its competition includes pop star The Weeknd‘s Dawn FM and masked country musician Orville Peck‘s Bronco.

The short list of the final 10 albums will be revealed July 14, ahead of the Polaris Gala on September 19.

Arcade Fire, which hails from Montreal, previously won the 2011 Polaris Music Prize for The Suburbs. They also made the short list with 2007’s Neon Bible and 2013’s Reflektor.

WE, Arcade Fire’s sixth studio album, was released in May. The band will launch a U.S. tour in support of the record in October.

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