Not just listing them, but a proper discussion, a celebration even. It seems EPs are often shoehorned into introductory roles; either as the first release of a band or a way of showcasing a new sound before an albums count. If this isn't the case, then often they come a short while after an album, as a bunch of remixes or outtakes. Which EPs stand on their own, hailed as cornerstone release in a discography and a true advocate more more short-form releases in the future? Some Genres seem to embrace EPs much more readily than others, and it would be nice if nobody took a dim view of them ever again.
Air France's No Way Down is my favourite EP. For all the good Balearic pop that has come out of Sweden (and the world) it is never more perfect than during these 22 minutes. It even has an arc like feel to it that makes you feel as though you have come full circle when it finishes. Who cares that they never released an album.
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