Our Top 5 EP’s of 2010

by oz on December 10, 2010

Its that time of year. Were hard at work, arm wrestling and pulling out each others hair, in an attempt to rank our Top 50 Albums of 2010 list. While we continue that catfight, our favorite shorties of 2010 are here! My favorite EP was Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird by The Tallest Man On Earth, while Woodys was Broken Dreams Club by Girls. Since Im the guy that hits the “Publish” button, The Tallest Man took the #1 slot. We also added a fifth place tie because there are no rules when creating lists.

The other EPs are all sublime in their own right. Megafaun, The Roadside Graves, and The Moondoggies are HearYa Live Session alumni (Doggies sesh to be released around the first of the year). Youve got some mp3s to sample below and the albums can be found at the digital retailers , make sure to grab Tallest Mans EP at Amazon for less than $2.50.

1. The Tallest Man On Earth – Sometimes The Blues Is Just a Passing Bird

The Tallest Man On Earth – Like The Wheel

Buy it at Amazon for only $2.45.

2. Girls – Broken Dreams Club

Girls – Heartbreaker

3. Megafaun – Heretofore

Megafaun – Volunteers

Megafaun – Volunteers (HearYa Live Session Version)

4. The War On Drugs – Future Weather

The War On Drugs – Comin Through

The War On Drugs – The History of Plastic

5 (tie). The Moondoggies – You’ll Find No Answers Here

The Moondoggies – Fly Mama Fly

5 (tie). The Roadside Graves – You Won’t Be Happy With Me

The Roadside Graves – Liv Tyler

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody December 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

I’ll say this about Girls. I was really expecting them to flame out after their debut album. Well, the lesson as always is that I am a dumbass. This is awesome and much better than Album in my humble, yet flawed opinion.

Volunteers is also one of my favorite tunes of 2011. Having them play at the HearYa HQ was one of my musical highlights of 2011.

Adam December 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Not sure how many bands could have put out a full album that was absolutely perfect in about every way and an EP that was perfect AND saw the songwriter grow immensely, but The Tallest Man on Earth did just that. He pretty much soundtracked the entire year for me. Hell of an artist.

Hank December 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Honorable mention, at least, for Delta Spirit’s Waits Room EP.

oz December 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Hank – Thought about that Waits Room, but they lose points since two of the five tracks, although incredible, are alternate versions of tracks on their LP. I found the other songs on that EP average.

Litiot December 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Telekinesis – Parallel Seismic Conspiracies = great ep

iTunes music promotion December 11, 2010 at 3:44 am

I’d like to have The Tallest Man On Earth – Like The Wheel. It’s a new taste for someone like me starting next year.

Erin December 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm

You can find Like the Wheel, and whichever other band you missed this year on my friend’s rad media search site. http://frederickallen.net/media-search/ Just put the artist or band name in quotes, and you’ll live the next year with great tunes all courtesy of google. Hells yeah. Plus, the site is simple and pretty.

Clara December 12, 2010 at 4:12 am

How about Boy and Bear’s debut EP – With Emperor Antartica? Great stuff!

osfeditor December 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

I like this list. I think you def got the top 5, good job!

JBL December 15, 2010 at 8:12 am

Good list. I would like to squeeze Howlin’ Rain’s ep into though.

Woody December 15, 2010 at 8:52 am

@JBL – I would as well. I just didn’t know they put one out. Check out the live session we did with Howlin’ Rain.

Pink Bunny December 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm

This is pretty decent but do you have any def leppard or Bryan Adams? I’m a pretty big deal and that’s how I roll……..

Anonymous December 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Black keys is cool-not crazy about most others.

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