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- Posted on Mar 26th 2011 9:25PM by Jenny Charlesworth
Beating out multi-nominees Broken Social Scene (who picked up a best packaging prize), Karkwa (the Polaris Prize-winners who walked away with Francophone Album of the Year earlier in the evening), inaugural Polaris Prize winner and quasi-Arcade Fire member Owen Pallett and Tokyo Police Club, the Montreal collective and their titan of an album, 'The Suburbs,' received much-deserved recognition in their homeland.
"So this means we're not adults yet...Yay!" exclaimed Win Butler, kidding about the Adult Alternative category won by Neil Young earlier in the night.
"We're so thankful for Owen Pallett, who made such an amazing record and does all our string arrangements, and Broken Social Scene, who we opened for a million years ago. I'm just proud to be pretending to be Canadian for ten years now. Thank you. It's an honour."
And an honour to add to their crowded mantle after winning album of the year at the Grammys, Brit Awards and NME Awards over the last several months. At Sunday's Juno Awards broadcast, Arcade Fire have another shot at a best album prize, going up against Drake's 'Thank Me Later,' Justin Bieber's 'My World 2.0,' Johnny Reid's 'A Place Called Love' and Hedley's 'The Show Must Go On.'
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