Best EPs of 2021

Feel like we don’t really talk enough about great new EPs on here, so here’s a dedicated thread!

What EPs from this year have you been enjoying?

(Using a fairly flexible definition of EP here. Basically, if the artist says it’s intended to be an EP or “project” then whack it in here, no matter if it’s longer than some artists’ LPs or others’ singles)

Maria BC - Devil’s Rain

Beautiful, haunting vocals-and-guitar kind of thing. FFO Grouper (maybe?). Perfect match of sound and album artwork too.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1GRdVyqsikMsJrvHskjwry&ved=2ahUKEwjA_ofH34XxAhVFwQIHHRC4AaEQFjABegQIBBAC&usg=AOvVaw0lIaOeA18WP-NK2_owfInc

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India Jordan!

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That Maria BC EP was excellent.

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Yesssss - what a great EP! Love it. La Perla is so beautiful

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Here’s my favourites of the year.

Nice Biscuit - Create Simulate. 60s tinged garage rock

White Flowers - Within a Dream. Dreamy indie pop

Banger tbf

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Shared a few here I’ve been enjoying this year.

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Azeb by Mereba is my fav release of the year so far
Kelly Rowland and Jazmine Sullivan ones are good too

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I liked it then, I’ll like it again

Yes, I think the Jazmine Sullivan one deserves its own mention. Wonderful stuff

https://open.spotify.com/album/5g9YhHW8tE7Tcslgxsk5u9&ved=2ahUKEwiW0KSA8oXxAhWGmhQKHdWnCVwQFjAAegQIBRAC&usg=AOvVaw1JdVy_ab4sOPah8RA44ZmS

Edit: IDK why the Spotify links aren’t embedding for me :man_shrugging:

Actually been a great half year for the format!

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Great thread! Love an EP!

Like the Uma one a lot. Nebula is such a sweet little song :blush:

Oh that Mindy Meng Wang EP is lovely.

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That Maria BC track is awesome. She should do a collaboration with the AC Marias called AC/BC Marias.

Find it interesting that EPs have had a resurgance due to streaming/Bandcamp. It’s completely changed the landscape in terms of artists being able to justify putting out 2-6 tracks without needing to wait for an album’s worth of material or worry about the pressure of it being seen as something it’s not.

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Bandcamp seems to be down at the moment.

In addition to the Mereba and Mysie ones posted above, there have been some very good EPs in the last month

Sam Gellaitry – IV (Pop/Dance)

Spotify/Apple Music Links

Spotify


Daði Freyr – Welcome (Pop)

Spotify/Apple Music Links

Spotify

‎Welcome - EP by Daði Freyr on Apple Music


Mannequin Pussy – Perfect (Alternative)

Spotify/Apple Music Links

https://open.spotify.com/album/1SmNCUA35KrRKfzwk02FSD?si=fAa77bzfR0um7vjguFOO8g

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/perfect-ep/1555999100


Elkka – Euphoric Melodies (Dance/Ambient)

Spotify/Apple Music Links

https://open.spotify.com/album/3KBYrOagLBJS1q6eo0Qept?si=w4mami4QTDyOCxqkLvFBCw

‎Euphoric Melodies - EP by Elkka on Apple Music


Ave Alcaparra – Zurzan Que Os / No Me Dejaron Ser Punk (Punk/Sloppy Rock)

Spotify/Apple Music Links

Spotify

‎Taxidermista by Ave Alcaparra on Apple Music

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Forgot about this one! Sort of a modern soul/r&bish/electronic hybrid I guess? It’s lovely.

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