What's Your Top 3?: EPs

Oceansize - A Very Still Movement
The National - Cherry Tree
Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind

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Bright Eyes - Every Day and Every Night
Cocteau Twins - Echoes In A Shallow Bay
Burial - Kindred


Loads of Burial ones
Flight Mode - TX, '98
The Most Serene Republic - Phages
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
Boards of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

Nine Inch Nails - Broken
Autechre - EP7
These Arms Are Snakes - This Is Meant to Hurt You

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Slow riot… - GY!BE
Broken - NIN
Captain - Idkewild

Are we going to count Fixed as an EP or isit a remix album?

Fixed is a remix EP.

The Birthday Party - Bad Seed EP
Strange U - EP#2040
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s -Master

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Surely the top 3 EPs are the ‘The Three EPs’ by the Beta Band, no?


Going with EP’s that aren’t a single from a full length plus B-sides

Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Silversun Pickups - Pikul
Palm Haze - Reve Bleu

edit: If Palm Haze doesn’t count, I’ll go with one I’m certain does

At the Drive-In - Vaya EP

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That’s still not an ep.

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I almost put “despite what @Avery may tell you”


:smiley: …from your own link:

music video for Wildflower by vancouver shoegaze duo Palm Haze
Wildflower is a song from the album Rêve Bleu
available now on vinyl/cd/cassette/streaming:

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If you think about it, all EPs are albums, but not all albums are EPs.

Boards Of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
Two Lone Swordsmen - A Bag Of Blue Sparks
Autechre - EP7

Hon. mentions:

Errors - How Clean Is Your Acid House?
Sparklehorse - Distorted Ghost
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Nine Inch Nails - Broken
Christ. - Pylonesque.
Idlewild - Captain
Mogwai - EP


Low - Songs for a Dead Pilot
Animal Collective - Water Curses
Cass McCombs - Not The Way

honourary (gonna add more here as I remember, because my memory has atrophied badly in recent yesrs, and it’s an important exercise for me to remember)


Low - Murderer
Antlers - Undersea
Beirut - Lon Gisland
TV on the Radio - Young Liars


EP’s that have a song from an associated full length:

The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero EP
Modest Mouse - Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks
Neil Young - El Dorado


So many to choose from:

Cocteau Twins - Loves Easy Tears
Oceansize - Music for Nurses
Maria bc - Devil’s Reign

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I think if you liked one of these you’d like all of them:

Jens Lekman - Maple Leaves

Belle & Sebastian - 3… 6… 9… Seconds Of Light

New Buffalo - About Last Night
I imagine I would have been lured in my Darren Seltman’s production having fallen hard for The Avalanches, It’s got a very appealing sunburnt wooziness, bit achey and sad.

Couldn’t really choose between the Cocteau Twins ones but at a pinch would have gone for Sunburst and Snowblind. I’d like to mention A Swedish Love Story by Owen Pallett, four bops there, and Machines Are Not She by Grandaddy because it houses Levitz. Oh boy, Levitz. A respectful nod to Mogwai’s wonderful 1999 EP too.


Mudhoney - Superfuzz BigMuff
Fugazi - EP
Fugazi - Margin Walker


Godspeed - Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
The Beta Band - Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos
Sasha - Xpander