Listen: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Canada’s Polaris Music Prize

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The Canadian experimental rock band, Godspeed You! Black Emperor have won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, for their album, Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! The award is given for the best album of the year as determined by an 11 member panel of Canadian journalists and broadcasters.

Stream the entire album and see what you think.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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