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Although Karkwa only released three albums during the band's first decade together, the Canadian group garnered considerable critical acclaim during that time, eventually becoming the first francophone band to win the Polaris Music Prize. Formed in 1998 by singer/guitarist Louis-Jean Cormier, keyboardist François Lafontaine, bassist Martin Lamontagne, drummer Stephane Bergeron, and percussionist Julien Sagot, Karkwa scored a quick victory after being cherry-picked to perform at the Printemps du Quebec Festival in Paris in 1999. After taking a brief break to pursue individual pet projects, Karkwa made waves in 2001 when they made the final round of the Francouvertes musical talent competition. This led to a series of concerts and the release of a debut album, 2003's Le Pensionnat des Établis (Boarding School of the Establishment), a critically acclaimed record that climbed to the top of the college radio charts. In 2005, following a successful round of touring in support of their debut, Karkwa released album number two, Les Tremblements S'Immobilisent (The Tremors Come to a Halt). After winning the multiple Felix Awards the following year, Karkwa spent the latter part of 2007 touring Europe, eventually returning in 2008 with Le Volume du Vent (The Volume of the Wind). It was their fourth album, however -- 2010's Les Chemins de verre -- that gave Karkwa their biggest boost to date, earning a string of strong reviews and winning the 2010 Polaris Music Prize. ~ Chris True
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  2.   Le Bon Sens
  3.   Le Coup d'État
  4.   Deux Lampadaires
  5.   Échapper au Sort
  6.   Moi-léger
  7.   Au-Dessus de la Tête de Lilijune
  8.   Le Volume du Vent
  9.   Les vapeurs
  10.   L' Acouphène
  11.   Le Pyromane
  12.   Vertige
  13.   La Marche
  14.   Le Compteur
  15.   Les froids fonds
  16.   Vrai
  17.   Red Light
  18.   Pili-pili
  19.   La vague perdue
  20.   L' Épaule Froide
  21.   28 Jours
  22.   Les Enfants de Beyrouth
  23.   Les Chemins de Verre
  24.   Le Vrai Bonheur
  25.   Oublie Pas
  26.   À la Chaîne
  27.   Dormir le Jour
  28.   Combien
  29.   Mieux Respirer
  30.   La Façade
  31.   Le Solstice
  32.   Alaska
  33.   Le Frimas
  34.   Le Temps Mort
  35.   Marie, Tu Pleures
  36.   Dors Dans Mon Sang
  37.   Marie Tu Pleurs
  38.   La Piqûre
  39.   La fuite
  40.   M'empêcher de sortir
  41.   Bonus Material
  42.   Le Tour de l'Île
  43.   Changer Son Project
  44.   Dans l'Platre
  45.   Hold Up
  46.   Je Souffle
  47.   L' Opinion Publique
  48.   Melodrame
  49.   Mouche
  50.   Mutisme des Esclaves
  51.   Poisson Cru
  52.   Tableu Africain
  53.   Vegetation

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