They may be a far cry from being a full-length, but extended plays hold a lot of value. They feed addictions to new music, showcase the textures to B-sides and rarities and on occasion, provide an example of where your favourite artist is headed. In 2012, the EP became an art form that provided all of the above along with some of the year’s best tracks. Spinning release after release and even excluding extraordinary compositions like How To Destroy Angels’ An Omen and Dum Dum Girls’ End Of Daze, these are 10 EPs worth getting close to before the year closes its doors.
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