What is the best EP you've ever heard?


#1

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!


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#5

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.


#6

Holy shit this is bloody great. Thanks!


#7

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


#8

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.


#9

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


#10

Maybe?


#11

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


#12

Oof good shout


#13

Ecstasy of St Theresa - Square Wave


#14

Dunno. Can do a top 10 though:


#15

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


#16

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.


#17

Some great stuff in there.


#18

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


#19

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


#20

MBV’s Glider probably.