Did Polaris Get It Right?

On Tuesday night, Arcade Fire took home the $30,000 Polaris Prize. For those not in the know, the Polaris is an annual awards gala that aims to recognize the year’s best Canadian album based on artistic merit alone instead of album sales. The shortlist of 10 albums including releases by BRAIDS, Timber Timbre, Austra, Destroyer,…

Arcade Fire and the Grammy culture shock

@mitZinereader, If you tweet or tumble, you’ve stumbleupon-ed the “Who Is Arcade Fire??!!?” meme. On Sunday night, Twitter imploded with the cries of mass culture misery: “The Grammys have something against famous people.” Arcade Fire stole Album of the Year from the “recovered” and deserving Eminem. Don’t forget about Katy Perry, who’s worked her fingers…

Should we be proud of Bieber?

When watching an award show, the average person may feel a sense of pride when a celebrity from their country comes out strong. Without a doubt it can feel great to know someone successful is representing your country, or city, or whatever, but does this mean we are obligated to be proud of them solely…

ALBUMS: Top 10 of 2010

You’ve read the mitZine head editor’s list of top 10 songs of the year. Check out our list of top 10 albums after the jump and sound off in the comments section with your own favourite albums of the year: