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Aids' 2011: Eps

My top EPs/Splits/whatever of 2011. Basically, anything I liked but couldn't put on my LP list cause it wasn't really a proper album. GUESS WHAT #1 WILL BE.
20The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt
The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt


Awesome track names, scary music. Good music, but weird as shit and kind of freaky, especially if you're on drugs (which I think is almost a pre- requisite for listening to this thing).
19Massive Attack vs. Burial
Four Walls/Paradise Circus


Man, Burial is all over the place in 2011. At least he picked great people to collaborate with. Fingers crossed for the new LP everyone.
18Sorrow [UK]
Existence


uhn-tss uhn-tss uhn-tss (this rules) uhn-tss uhn-tss
17Broken Bells
Meyrin Fields


Catchy, electronic infused indie-rock from Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer.
16Frightened Rabbit
A Frightened Rabbit EP


Scottish indie-rock outfit Frightened Rabbit deliver the goods. They probably won't ever match 'The Midnight Organ Fight' but that's understandable, and this is good enough to hold me over for a while.
15EmAy
Mind Altering Dynamics


Great, concious hip-hop from an up-and-coming Canadian producer.
14Kidcrash
Naps


Great screamo music
13James Blake
Enough Thunder


James Blake
12Reso
Valken


Hard-hitting, but cleverly constructed dubstep. The first track "War Machine" speeds up to nearly twice the tempo of a normal dubstep beat and the result is a high energy, abrasive track that will have you seizuring on the dance floor with all the other hipsters.
11Zeds Dead
BBC Radio 1 Mini Mix


Toronto dubstep producers Zeds Dead released this 10 minute minimix of all their new material early in 2011. Their music falls in with the drop-heavy "brostep" music that is drawing such mixed reactions from the musical community. So call this a guilty pleasure I suppose, but whatever man it rules. Electro/dubstep that is sure to get your blood pumping.
10Nicolaas Jaar
Don't Break My Love


I have, for some reason, still not given his LP a listen, but if this is any indication of what it will sound like, count me in. The title track on this is flooring.
9Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke
Ego / Mirror


Three modern day electronic music legends combine to produce two awesome tracks. What a surprise!
8bansheebeat
Galactics


Sputnik user TheReverend724 (or something like that) makes a four song EP that will take you to outerspace and back with a delightful piece of IDM.
7Kerouac/The Long Haul
Split


Crossing my fingers for a new Kerouac LP in 2012. Awesome split by these two hardcore/metalcore bands, but I needs more.
6iNTRiKeT
Songs For Sleepy


Sputnik user Jash blends soothing ambient textures with beats and sub- bass to craft a unique product not to be missed out on for any fan of electronic music.
5Reso
Ishimura


Dirty dubstep that will rape your face in every hole, but will still cuddle afterwards. Attention various american "brostep" producers: this is how it should be done.
4Love American / Harbours
Split


Much apologies to Jash and Rev, but the sputnik user musical project of the year goes to Mr. Adam "redskyformiles" Thomas and his delicious slice of hardcore punk. "Olde English Hearts" stops my rectum to the floor and "Kayfabe" rules too. I'm less sold on the Harbours side of the split, but Love American's work on this is enough for a top 5 spot.
3Glassjaw
Coloring Book


I have a love/hate relationship with this band. Half of their music I really really like, the other half I find insanely overrated (but not 'bad'). Also, the lead singer, Daryl something, is possibly the hugest douche ever. So when this came out, I was expecting, nay, hoping that it would suck (especially seeing as the lead up to its release was a disgusting clusterfuck of shameful marketing). But, god damn it, this EP rules so fucking hard it's unbelievable. I guess this means I'll hate their next album and then all will be right with the universe again.
2CityCop
Seasons


It's too bad that this came out very late in the year, otherwise it would have almost certainly been near the top of the user's EP list. With 'Seasons', this acoustic screamo act has taken their music to a level they couldn't reach with their previous LP. The drumming on this thing is out of this world, as is much of the guitar playing.
1Trophy Scars
Never Born, Never Dead


Cliche choice for the best EP of 2011, yes. But I love the shit out of this style of music that Trophy Scars have perfected with their last two EPs. Besides having wonderfully structured music, the band are absolute legends when it comes to picking samples for their songs. The phone call between Desmond and Penny from 'Lost' at the end of 'Angels' still gives me goosebumps. And also, fuck fish.
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