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Patrick Watson puts out the Fire

Montreal’s Patrick Watson – who plays Dublin’s Ambassador on November 13th – won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for his Close To Paradise album at an event in Toronto on Monday. There were 10 albums in the running, including Arcade …

Fri, Sep 28, 2007, 06:44

   

Montreal’s Patrick Watson – who plays Dublin’s Ambassador on November 13th – won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for his Close To Paradise album at an event in Toronto on Monday.

There were 10 albums in the running, including Arcade Fire, Feist, The Besnard Lakes and Miracle Fortress, but the media jury gave the nod on the night to Watson’s epic melancholic pop.

Besides the Can$20,000 (€14,000) prize and the giant novelty cheque, Watson can expect to see a significant sales and PR bump for the album as a result of the win.