Top 50 Albums of 2012: 5 EP’s & Honorable Mentions

5 BEST EP’S

 

 

 

BURIAL- KINDRED EP
Burial_Kindred EP

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.

Buy Ashtray Wasp – Kindred
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DUM DUM GIRLS- END OF DAZE EP
Dum Dum Girls_End of Daze EP

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
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
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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TNGHT- TNGHT EP
TNGHT_TNGHT EP

Buy TNGHT – EP – TNGHT
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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
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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

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