2007 Polaris Music Prize

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Patrick Watson at the 2007 Polaris Music Prize gala
Chad VanGaalen at the 2007 Polaris Music Prize gala

The 2007 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 24, 2007 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.[1]

The winning album was Patrick Watson's Close to Paradise.[1]

According to CBC News, "finalists were drawn from submissions by more than 170 music journalists, reviewers and broadcasters across Canada."[2]


The prize's 10-album shortlist was announced on July 10.[3][4]


2007 Polaris Music Prize
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Compilation album by various artists
Released 2007
Genre Pop
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2007 Polaris Music Prize

As in 2006, a compilation album was released to promote the nominees. The album did not, however, include a track by Arcade Fire—although media initially reported that the Polaris committee had snubbed the band by excluding them, the committee and the band issued a joint press release confirming that the band chose not to have a track included on the album as they prefer not to participate in compilation albums.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Devastation" (The Besnard Lakes)
  2. "Hate Then Love" (The Dears)
  3. "No More" (Julie Doiron)
  4. "Sealion" (Feist)
  5. "In the Morning" (Junior Boys)
  6. "Have You Seen in Your Dreams" (Miracle Fortress)
  7. "Fashionable People" (Joel Plaskett Emergency)
  8. "Sing Me 2 Sleep" (Chad VanGaalen)
  9. "Drifters" (Patrick Watson)


  1. ^ a b "Watson wins Polaris Music Prize". Montreal Gazette. September 25, 2007. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list". CBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ Love, Noah (July 10, 2007). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Joint Statement by Arcade Fire and the Polaris Music Prize" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 28, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2007.