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Arcade Fire Win Polaris Prize
The Quietus , September 20th, 2011 07:11

Winsome indie band win Canadian equivalent of Mercury Prize

Arcade Fire have won Canada's Polaris Prize 2011 for their third album The Suburbs, fighting off competition from the likes of Destroyer, Timber Timbre and The Weeknd. The award and $30,000 prize was collected by band members Jerry Gara and Richard Parry at a ceremony in Toronto.

The Suburbs was something of a return to form for Arcade Fire, after the slightly pompous, overblown Neon Bible - on its release last summer we said the band had "played a blinder by ditching the faux apocalyptic Springsteenisms of Neon Bible and allowing their songs ample room to breathe".

Read our track by track review of The Suburbs here.