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- Posted on Jan 14th 2010 4:30PM by Jonathan Dekel
Having been tragically overlooked for the country's other critically judged national accolade, the Polaris Prize, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter's win even managed to shock the poll's organizers, who claimed the victory as proof that, "Good music transcends money, ratings, hype and even the blogosphere."
Voted on by 59 of Canada's top music critics -- including several Spinner writers -- the 19th annual poll also named Dirty Projectors' 'Stillness is the Move' as the year's best single, as well as crowning Arcade Fire's 'Funeral' the album of the decade.
On the not-so-cheery end of the spectrum, the Black Eyed Peas took the top two spots for 'Worst Single' -- with 'Boom Boom Pow' narrowly edging out 'I Gotta Feeling' for the less-than-coveted top spot -- and former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's head-scratching collaboration with Timbaland, 'Scream,' was named 'Worst Album.'
You can read the full list of winners and losers at Eye Weekly's website