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Final Fantasy Wins Canadian Prize

Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett beat Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, and Metric, among others, for the Polaris Music Prize.

Final Fantasy’s second album, He Poos Clouds, has nabbed the Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s award for a full-length album based solely on artistic merit, beating out releases by artists like Wolf Parade, Broken Social Scene, Metric, and the New Pornographers for the honor. This project of Owen Pallett, who also moonlights in Arcade Fire, earned $20,000 when a group of 11 jury members from radio stations and publications across Canada convened Sept. 18 and voted his album the best of ten nominees.

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On SPIN.com:
Artist of the Day: Final Fantasy

On the Web:
polarismusicprize.ca
Final Fantasy at tomlab.com

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