Operation Manatee Music Prize: Top Five Albums of 2016

A little late, but here are the top five albums of 2016:

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OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2016: THE LONG LIST

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. (Cohen)

This has been a fucked up year for music. We weren’t ready for Bowie to go, we didn’t see it coming with Prince, we thought Sharon Jones had it beat… Even with the old-timers – part of me thought Leonard Cohen would make to 200, and Leon Russell would at least make it to his 80s. Despite the darkness, though, there has been so much great new music come into the world – including some by those greats we’ve lost.

That’s the thing about music though, man – and I’m trying to avoid a bad cliche, but – music will be here forever, and certainly they really do live on in each note we hear again.

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Operation Manatee #156

It’s nighttime. It’s Tuesday. You just got off a long weekend. You’re a little overtired. You’re a little out of it. There are only three things to do:

1. Pour yourself a little of something nice, something strong.

2. Tune in tonight from 11:00 to midnight.

3. Enjoy.

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