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Broken Social Scene Wins 2018 Canada’s Polaris Heritage Prize For Classic Album “You Forget It In People”

October 24, 2018

Polaris Music Prize announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize today. The winners were chosen from short lists curated by a prize jury of music historians and music media in Canada. Two winners for each era were chosen, collectively celebrating some of the finest Canadian albums and Artists of all time.

The winners of the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, supported Re:Sound, are: Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Jean-Pierre Ferland – Jaune / Rush – 2112 / Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire / Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill / Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins / Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People / Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

“Congratulations to all the winning artists. You’ve created important memorable recordings that have had a lasting impact on the musical landscape. I have tremendous appreciation for the work that has gone into creating these timeless albums,” said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Slaight.  “Our Heritage Prize jurors listened to dozens of classic Canadian albums and tried to imagine which ones would have made it onto a short list in the four pre-Polaris eras,” said Mary Dickie, the Heritage Prize jury foreperson. “They weighed innovation, musicianship, lasting influence and general brilliance and came up with this list of outstanding albums that reflect the remarkable diversity and genius of Canadian musicians. Thanks to all the winners for your timeless work.”