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EPs vs Albums [Dec. 26th, 2012|10:41 am]
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Do you take EPs seriously?

"EP" just screams "unfinished" to me. It's hard for me to see them as standalone works. Even if there's an EP I like, at the back of my mind I always think, "Well, cool, can't wait till the actual album comes out." Maybe that's because people use a lot of the same songs from their EPs on their albums?

[User Picture]From: totesmasc
2012-12-26 07:02 pm (UTC)


yeah, i take them seriously as standalone works. some of my favourite records from some of my favourite bands are EPs. i feel like bands don't really do them as much anymore, though, unless there's been a revival and i haven't been paying attention.
[User Picture]From: mr_sadhead
2012-12-26 08:33 pm (UTC)


They're sometimes signposts to a new direction by the artist, a toe-dip into a new style that might be too strange in a big chunk. And there are usually non-LP B-sides, so there's that.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-26 08:47 pm (UTC)


yep, I think they're a great method for artists to charter or explore new areas without committing too big a chunk of their time or energies.
[User Picture]From: anchellada
2012-12-26 08:39 pm (UTC)


sometimes i end up liking the EPs more than the actual album.
[User Picture]From: kanimaki
2012-12-26 09:37 pm (UTC)


I don't take music that seriously unless I'm buying it. I seldom buy music anyway.
[User Picture]From: ticktockman
2012-12-27 12:19 am (UTC)


I love it when they come on those little 3-inch mini-CDs, but you don't see them around much anymore.