Top 10 EPs of 2010

More so than any other year in recent memory, 2010 really felt like the year of the EP.  EPs are typically seen as dumping grounds for b-sides, remixes and generally unworthy material.  However, much of the best music I heard in 2010 came in EP form – be it sterling debuts from exciting new bands or dazzling new a-side material from established bands.  So, please, do not look at this list as some sort of consolation prize.  Many of the following 10 EPs rank as my most played music this year.

10. Moonface – Dreamland

“Marimba and Shit-Drums”

9. Hooray For Earth – Momo

“Surrounded By Your Friends”

8. The Tallest Man On Earth – Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird

Download MP3: “Like the Wheel”

7. Dirty Projectors + Björk – Mount Wittenberg Orca

“When The World Comes To An End”

6. The Joy Formidable – A Balloon Called Moaning

Download MP3: “Cradle”

Download MP3: “Austere”

5. Girls – Broken Dreams Club

Download MP3: “Heartbreaker”

4. KeepAway – Baby Style

Download MP3: “Yellow Wings”

Download MP3: “5 Rings”

3. Active Child – Curtis Lane

Download MP3: “Wilderness”

Download MP3: “When Your Love is Safe”

2. Peepholes – Lair/Kingdom

Download MP3: “Lair”

Download MP3: “Airforce Trainer”

1. Zola Jesus – Stridulum/Valusia

Download MP3: “Night”

Download MP3: “Sea Talk”

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