OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2018: THE LONG LIST

Life has a way of making you postpone things you like doing, then Christmas came. Ah well, better late than never?

Because life’s been a little extra crazy this year, I didn’t get around to paring down the long list as much as I would have liked. As usual, I re-listened to all the albums/EPs I thought were half decent, keeping off the ones that just weren’t good enough, but I just didn’t have time for a final edit, and write-up for each album.

So this year, I’m keeping it pretty simple, because the long list is long, and it’s already late. This year, it’s just the list: no album covers, no write-ups, just a big, alphabetized list. Sorry.

To make up for it, I still plan on writing up the top five albums in full regalia, within the next week or so.

Per tradition,

Previous lists, for reference:
2017-long | 2017-top 5
2016-long | 2016-top 5
2015-long | 2015-top 5
2014
2013
2012

Some rules to make it to this list:

  • Must be sonically interesting
  • No singles except full album-length/concept tracks; can be EPs
  • No compilations; can be solo artists, bands, collabs

And now… the 2018 Operation Manatee Music Prize Long List:

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