OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2017: THE LONG LIST

No longer must you wait to be informed of what were the best albums released this year; the long awaited, highly revered Operation Manatee Music Prize is finally here!

Because I went a little nuts with this list last year, and because 2016 saw so damned many good albums compared to this year, I’ve dialed it back a bit. Instead of this year’s 100 best albums, this list will only grow as long as needed, and will likely be pared more liberally. Frankly, 2017 just didn’t have as many great releases as last year.

However, that’s not to say that there wasn’t still plenty of great music released.

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

The list below is ordered by artist last name or band/artist/act name, in the case of artists crazy enough to release more than one work this year (looking at you, Dear Criminals… and wft, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard?), they are listed first by act name, then by release order.

Got that?

Good. That said, I give you the 2017 Operation Manatee Long List:

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Operation Manatee #57: Two ounces whisky + one ounce heroin* = one cup of pure fun!

The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips

*None of Operation Manatee, its hosts, CJTR, Radius Comm, partners, affiliates, bystanders, playa hatas or ANYONE condones the actual use of heroin. Joking about heroin is okay for now, but under review by a panel of professional, b-list rock stars.

What’s happn’n Regina? It’s that time again – time for an hour of guided self-meditation through noisey music on your favourite Regina Community Radio.

Tune in from 11:00 to midnight tonight for all of the fun!

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Operation Manatee #21: The Way We Is

Chris is back after a horrible bear attack to bring some heartwarming joy to the studio by painting the walls with human blood. Cory enjoys this and plays a track called “Puke My Brains Out”. It’s pretty cool.

The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips

Yeah. Last-second blog post. Maybe we’ll update it more like later or something. For now, tune in at 11:00 and enjoy. 😀
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Operation Manatee #7: While Chris is away…

With Chris out sick or fighting zombies or something, Cory fires it up at Regina Community Radio with some pop stuff, rock stuff, punk stuff and maybe even a soulful rendition of Ol’ Man River. Or maybe not.

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Mwa-hahahahahahahaha….

The flu is a bitch… Being all “flu-y”… making people sick. Well, making Chris sick anyways. Cory will be venturing into unknown territory and delivering a solo episode of Operation Manatee tonight, from 11:00 to midnight.

What could happen? What could go wrong?? Famous last words or brash sensationalist statements to make you listen? Hey, if it works for Fox News it HAS to work for us, right?

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