What is the best EP you've ever heard?

Gotta go with Cave In - Tides of Tomorrow. Possibly the best thing they (have) put to record… ok it’s actually Jupiter but what an EP nonetheless!

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More often than not I overlook EPs, especially if released some time ago. Would love to know which ones really deserve some attention

D.R.I. - Dirty Rotten E.P. 22 songs on 7" vinyl. Kind of game changing in its day. Inspirational stuff.

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Whoa! Never even heard of them. Beyond chuffed this is the first response, totally unexpected

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Any of the 1st 3 Beta Band E.P’s which were brought to my attention by school kid who did work experience when I worked in a record shop. He’d travel to London and sleep in parks just to see bands. The Beta Band sent him leaf pressings and hand drawn pictures of squirrels. He was like a little brother in the way he was just so into music, it was all he cared about. I looked him up (or attempted to) but found out he’d died of cancer a while back at the age of 29. His parents came to see me and we had a pint and a chat and they gave me a bag of his records. In one there was a note I’d put in saying “save this for” - I won’t mention his name, made me properly cry. Yeah, the Beta Band.

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Holy shit this is bloody great. Thanks!

That’s really lovely. Got a bit emotional just reading it

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Splint EP is an obvious one if that’s your sort of thing.

I’d say Godspeed’s New Zero Kaneda is maybe their best?

Mogwai’s Ten Rapid is worth a listen.

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You mentioned this to me not long ago but I totally forgot about it. Will need to remember to give it a go. Spiderland is one of the GOAT even though I only found it this year

Maybe?

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Baby teeth by Therapy?
Changed my taste in music completely. Thought me you didn’t have to be Metal to rock.

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Oof good shout

Ecstasy of St Theresa - Square Wave

Dunno. Can do a top 10 though:

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Hmm
No in a beautiful place in the country. Unfortunate.

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Not an EP, but Radiohead’s Street Spirit CD single.

The b-sides are so good and there are 4 of them, all studio recordings.

Some great stuff in there.

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Broken was the first one I thought of after Cave In. Pfft Fugazi should actually be mine but as someone who was 3 or 4 when it came out I know it as 13 Songs

Oh shit and Signals, Calls… again I got into them so much later on that I consider it as good as an album

MBV’s Glider probably.