5 BEST EP’S
Buy Kindred – Burial
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Epic and spooky EDM that sounds like the London fog. This EP is Burial’s most expansive set yet; a plethora of ideas are explored within each of the three tracks.
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Buy End of Daze – EP – Dum Dum Girls
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Excellent set of girl group pop sung over shoegaze haze. Like the Jesus & Mary Chain but sung by actual women. EP’s are probably the perfect format for this burgeoning band.
Buy Lord Knows – End of Daze – EP
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ICONA POP- ICONIC EP
Buy Iconic – EP – Icona Pop
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2nd EP by Swedish electro pop duo which starts off with maybe the most obnoxiously fun songs of the year in “I Love It” featuring the young & talented Charli XCX.
Buy I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) – Iconic – EP
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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS- ONWARDS TO THE WALL EP
Buy Onwards to the Wall – EP – A Place to Bury Strangers
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Decent screeching set of feedback music that is done better by groups like the Black Angels. Included here mostly to round out a “top five” and would have likely been bumped in favor of acts like Azealia Banks or AlunaGeorge if I had their full EP’s.
Buy I Lost You – Onwards to the Wall – EP
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Buy TNGHT – EP – TNGHT
Fantastic set of instrumental bass music heavily influenced by hip hop. Each track is booming and succinct and works on its ow n merit.
Buy Bugg’n – TNGHT – EP
10 2012 ALBUM HONORABLE MENTIONS
BEAR IN HEAVEN- I LOVE YOU, IT’S COOL
CAT POWER- SUN
CONVERGE- ALL WE LOVE WE LEAVE BEHIND
DEATH GRIPS- THE MONEY STORE
FRESH & ONLYS- LONG SLOW DANCE
GOTYE- MAKING MIRRORS *RELEASED INTL IN 2011
JENS LEKMAN- I KNOW WHAT LOVE ISN’T
BOB MOULD- SILVER AGE
PORCELAIN RAFT- STRANGE WEEKEND
LOGAN VENDERLIC- LOGAN VENDERLIC