So, with the Polaris Prize shortlist coming out in 5 days (and 17 hours), I have finally decided on my favourites from the longlist. There were 40 altogether, and I cannot admit to having intimate knowledge of more than 10 of them, but thanks to CBC Radio 3, I have managed to listen to a lot of music from the 40 and have picked some 14 favourites. You may notice there is no Arcade Fire on my list. It’s because I cannot stand their smarmy haircuts. My choice? Destroyer – Kaputt. There’s something about his 80’s-style instruments that I can’t get enough of. Enjoy! Make sure to play the actual playlist, otherwise you’ll just stream CBC Radio 3 (which is really not a bad thing at all).