It’s my opinion that 2012 wasn’t quite as strong as 2011 as far as EPs are concerned. Perhaps it’s just listening bias that is limiting my selection this year but I don’t feel like I did last year when I noted I was more in love with my favorite EPs of the year than my favorite albums.
Without further ado, here are my favorite EPs of 2012.
Cruiser – Cruiser EP
Don’t Go Alone is my song choice to highlight Philly’s Cruiser. You can listen to the whole EP here.
Eagle and the Worm – Strangelove EP
My selection for Eagle and the Worm is Darling Let Me In. You can listen to the Australians’ entire EP here.
Imagine Dragons – Continued Silence EP
They’ve broken out into the mainstream of alternative rock radio with their major label support (I’m not sure that sentence would make sense to a time traveler from the early 90’s or if it even makes sense today). You can listen to It’s Time here and go to Soundcloud to listen to a sampling of the entire EP.
Ocean City Defender – The Golden Hour EP
Below is the title track of the EP and you can listen to the EP here.
St. Lucia – St. Lucia EP
I may favor this EP over all others in 2012. Listen to Closer Than This here. Then give the whole EP a listen.
The Royal Concept – The Royal Concept EP
The Royal Concept are a little Phoenix, a little Strokes, a little Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. The Swedish pop rockers set themselves up for a big 2013 with their debut. Below is Gimme Twice and here’s the entire EP.