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Caribou wins Polaris Prize

Okay, I’m a little late on this, but it’s pretty cool news. On September 29, Caribou’s album Andorra won the Polaris Music Prize. I’m not much of a fan of the first couple of Polaris winners, which I think were not bad, but maybe more conceptual than enjoyable. I mean, does anybody really, truly, in their heart of hearts think that Patrick Watson’s Sredneuralsk Close to Paradise is a better album than The Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible? And has anybody ever listened to Final Fantasy’s He Poos Clouds all the way through a second time?

But I love Andorra. If you don’t already own the album, you probably need to pick it up, and if you ever have a chance to see Caribou in concert, go.

And so, in honour of Dr Dan Snaith’s achievement, here’s the video for Andorra‘s exquisite Melody Day, a song that gives me goose bumps every single time I hear it. And it’s not even my favourite song on the album.