Where as I was missing that one knockout album this year, I got myself a couple of knock out EP’s during 2014, These EP’s are all paving way for more wonderful music, hopefully sooner rather than later, by the artists that made me love the mini-album format again.
1. KWABS PRAY FOR LOVE EP (Warner)
This is nothing short of perfection in four songs, which I couldn’t get enough of and will stand out as a breaking moment in 2014 for me. British wonder boy Kwabs definitely lifted my expectations for an upcoming debut album next year.
2. SEINABO SEY FOR MADELEINE (Universal)
Then there was this breaking point. With a voice like no other, Seinabo Sey, with this sensational EP, breaks new ground when it comes to Swedish music, which hopefully continues into the album format.
3. KWABS WRONG OR RIGHT EP (Warner)
Not one, but two brilliant EP’s this year were signed by Kwabs. This first one came out in February and still mind-blowingly good.
4. KLEERUP AS IF WE NEVER WON (Warner)
The 1980’s revisited with honors. This brilliant mini-album provided us with the most delightful line up of guest vocalists this year and not only that, they were all clearly inspired and enthralling.
5. RÓISIN MURPHY MI SENTI EP (Vinyl Factory Music)
Her 7-year old Overpowered still lingers on as a personal album favorite, so I was nothing short of delighted that the Irish club goddess actually delivered new solo tracks. This time all in Italian and yes, it’s lovely.