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Operation Manatee Music Prize 2022: The Long List

The amount of excellent new music being produced these days is staggering. I’m sure COVID played no small part in this: musicians on lockdown collaborating over email and dropbox for months or years, then suddenly being able to go out and play again. I know I’ve said it before but if nothing else, the pastContinue reading “Operation Manatee Music Prize 2022: The Long List”

Operation Manatee Music Prize: Top Five Albums of 2015

Coming up with this list is always hard. You’ve seen how much good music makes it under my radar in a year. Paring it down to 5 means leaving out heaps of really good music. Alas, it must be done (actually, it doesn’t – I’m clearly doing this for fun). Keeping in the spirit ofContinue reading “Operation Manatee Music Prize: Top Five Albums of 2015”

Operation Manatee: Chris’ Top 5 Albums of 2012

1. Victor Wooten – Sword And Stone / Words And Tones 2. Christine Leakey – Tapping Trees In A Trinket Box Full Of Treasure 3. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch 4. Deerhoof – Breakup Song 5. ΞLə☪ŧrɹ¡ᑦ ∑gビᑭ⏄ – Exotica