Operation Manatee #298 – Here Comes The Big Chief!

Yeah, it’s hard to be festive up here in the cold Canadian prairies on Mardi Gras, but we can still celebrate in a small way.

Tonight, amongst the usual assortment of top-of-mind radio (basically just a bunch of really cool, semi-carefully curated music you might want to know about), expect one or two little shouts to Mardi Gras!

Iko Iko!

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Operation Manatee #296 – Let’s Stay Up Late And Listen To Music Together On CJTR

The title of this post is misleading. The show is actually about how to tranq and train formerly “wild” animals. Tonight’s episode focuses on the common, yet majestic Frigatebird, and how it can be trained to bring you beer and snacks. Tune in. It’ll be neat!
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Operation Manatee Music Prize 2019: The Long List

Bwah Bwah Bwah Bwaaaaah!

It’s finally here! The only best album list that truly matters. The Operation Manatee Music Prize Long List.

This was the longest, most involved long list I’ve done. There were 170 albums to choose from. Only 103 made the cut. These are below. The Top 5 albums of 2019 will be posted soon.

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
  • No reissues

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Operation Manatee #291

1. Run The Jewels – Ticketron
2. SAULT – Feel So Good
3. Madeline Duke – How Villians Are Made
4. Begonia – Hanging On A Line
5. My Chemical Romance – Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
6. Ibibio Sound Machine – Tell Me (Doko Mien)
7. Chromeo – Count Me Out
8. OBUXUM – Don’t Blame Them
9. Ghost Loft – Holding On
10. Pan Amsterdam x Iggy Pop – Mobile