Credit: Guy ArochArcade Fire's Everything Now is of the 40 albums included on the long list of contenders for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, which is awarded to the best Canadian album of the year.
The lengthy list also includes the late Gord Downie's final solo album, Introduce Yerself, which was released 10 days after The Tragically Hip frontman died in October 2017.
The 2018 Polaris short list, which will whittle 40 albums down to 10, will be announced on July 17. The winner, who will receive $50,000, will be revealed during a ceremony in Toronto on September 17. For more info, visit PolarisMusicPrize.ca.
In the U.S., Everything Now was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at this year's Grammys.
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