The Best EP’s of 2017


 

The first instalment of NoSA’s annual end-of-the-year review. The best EP’s, mini albums and singles of 2017.

30. Baltra – Rendezvous


29. Bernice – Puff (alternative, electronic, pop)


28. ANOHNI – Paradise (electronic, pop, queer)

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27. Suumoo – Wojna (alternative)


26. Maii & Zeid – Ehdefni (arabic, indie, pop) [listen on Soundcloud]

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25. Ross From Friends – You’ll Understand (lo-fi, deep house)


24. Benoit Pioulard – Slow Spark , Slow Spoke (drone, ambient)


23. Seb Wildwood – The One With Emoticon (deep house)


22. Farah – The Only Ones (electronic, indie, pop)

 [Listen on Soundcloud]

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21. Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man – Sleepover EP (nujazz)

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20. Cairobi – Inside Your World (indie)


19. Seramic – I Got You EP (disco, funk)


18. Buddy – Oceans & Montana (electronic, hip-hop)


17. Tennis – We Can Die Happy (indie, pop)


16. Jamie Lidell – Extended Beginnings (alternative, r’n’b) [listen on Soundcloud]

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15. Olivier St Louis – Ever Since The Fall (soul)

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14. Nadah El Shazly – Ahwar (experimental, electronic, oriental)


13. Gavin Turek – Good Look For You (soul, r’n’b)


12. Maggie Rogers – Now That The Light Is Fading (pop, indie, electronic)

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[listen on Soundcloud]


11. Boy Harsher – Westerners (dance, electro)


10. Fit of Body – Healthcare (deep house)

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9. David Bowie – No Plan (alternative, rock)


8. The Atomic Band – Plays The Music of William Onyeabor


7. Love Deluxe – Silk Mirage (electronic, deep house)


6. Cut Worms – Alien Sunset (indie, folk)

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5. Yaeji – EP 2 (electronic, deep house)

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4. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (jazz)

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[Preview on Soundcloud]


3. CCFX – CCFX EP (alternative, guitar, grunge)

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2. The Blaze – Territory

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[Listen on Spotify]


1. Yaeji – Yaeji (Godmode)

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25. Kaytranada – 99.9% (hiphop, house, genius) [XL Recordings] (Haiti/Canada)

Best Tracks: LITE SPOTS, TOGETHER, BULLETS;


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24. Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love” (hip-hop, soul, funk) (USA)

Best Tracks: Me and Your Mama, Redbone, California;


renijusis23. Reni Jusis – Bang (electronic/pop) (Poland)

Best Tracks: Zombi Świat [watch the video on Vevo] , Na Skróty Tęczą;


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22. The Avalanches – Wildflower [Modular/XL Recordings] (electronic/sample based music) (Australia)

Best Tracks: Wizard of Iz, Colours, Subways; [listen on You Tube]


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21. Wacław Zimpel – Lines [Instant Classic] (jazz/experimental) (Poland)

Best track: Tak, Picture;


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20. Anderson .Paak – Malibu (hip-hop/soul) [Steel Wool] (USA)

Best Tracks: Lite Weight, Celebrate;


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19. Rainbow Chan – Spacing (pop/electronic) [Silo Arts & Records] (Australia)

Best Tracks: Nest, Work, Last;


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18. Deerhoof – The Magic (indie rock) [Upset The Rhythm] (USA)

Best Tracks: Acceptance Speech, Plastic Thrills;


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17. BADBADNOTGOOD – IV (jazz/funk/hiphop) (USA)


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16. Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto (electronic/experimental pop) (Ireland/UK)


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15. Jeff Parker – The New Breed (jazz/experimental/post-rock) [International Anthem] (USA)


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14. GL – Touch (electronic/pop/dance) [Plastic World] (Australia)

[listen to the sampler] Best Tracks: Body Language,

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13. M83 – Junk (electronic/pop) (self-released) (France)

Best Tracks: Bibi The Dog, Time Wind, For The Kids;


packshot1-768x76812. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (alternative, folk, blues) (Australia/UK)

Best Tracks: Jesus Alone, I Need You; [listen to the official playlist on You Tube]


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11. LEISURE – LEISURE (soul/pop/indie) (New Zealand)

Best Tracks: Moonbean, Nobody, Take It To The Top;


10. Bon Iver – 22, A Milion (indie/folk/singer-songwriter) (USA)

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9. Ray LaMontagne -Ouroboros (indie/folk/singer-songwriter) (USA)


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8. The Amazing – Ambulance (indie rock) [Partisan Records] (Sweden)

Best Tracks: Ambulance, Moments Like These;


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7. Júníus Meyvant – Floating Harmonies (folk/indie) (Iceland)

Best Tracks: Beat Silent Need, Colour Decay, Neon Experience, Hailslide;


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6. HONNE – Warm On A Cold Night (pop/soul) [Tatemae Records] (UK) [listen]

Best Tracks: Gone Are The Days, Good Together, Coastal Love;


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5. Motorama – Dialogues (indie rock) [Talitres] (Russia)

Best Track: Tell Me;


4. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool [XL Recordings] (indie rock/legends) (UK)

Best Tracks: Burn The Witch, Daydreaming, True Love Waits;


bibio3. Bibio – A Mineral Love (electronic/folk) [Warp] (UK)

Best Tracks: Petals, A Mineral Love;


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2. David Bowie – ★ [listen]


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1. Metronomy – Summer 08 [Because Music] (indie/electronic/pop/dance)



Honorable Mentions:

Goat – Requiem (Rocket Recordings)

Frank Ocean – Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry)

Roosevelt – Roosevelt (Greco- Roman)

Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice (Innovative Leisure)

Ishamel – Sometime In Space (Church)

Yumi Zouma – Yoncalla (Cascine)

The Invisible – Patience (Ninja Tune)

Kornel Kovack – With Bells (Studio Barnhus)

Buz Luztra – Jungle Tapes

Klaus Johann Grobe – Spagat Der Liebe

Solange – A Seat At The Table (Columbia Records)

Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning (self-released)

Soft Hair – Soft Hair (Domino Recording)

Public Access TV – Never Enough (Cinematic Music Group)

Nicolas Jaar – Sirens (Other People)

Cassius – Ibifornia (Interscope Records)

Lambchop – Flotus (City Slang)

 

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The Best Tracks of 2016 part 2 (70-41)




Part 2 of The Best Tracks of 2016 (70-41)



70. James Blake – Radio Silence (from The Colour In Anything)


69. Aphex Twin – CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ] (from Cheetah EP)


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68. Mark Pritchard – Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke) (from Under The Sun)


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67. Matthew E. White – Cool Out (feat. Natalie Prass) [listen]


66. Treetop Flyers – 31 Years (from Palomino)

65. Still Parade – Let Go (from Concrete Vision) [listen]


64. Ekkah & Dam-Funk – Space Between Us (from Space Between Us/What’s Up)


63. Gavin Turek – On the Line


62. Hudson Scott – Get Down


61. Kasper Bjørke  – Cloud 9 (feat. Urdur)


60. Better Person – Sentiment (from It’s Only You)


59. Róisín Murphy – Mastermind (from Take Her Up To Monto)

58. Ray LaMontagne – Part One: Homecoming (from Ouroboros) [listen]


57. PJ Harvey – The Community of Hope (from The Hope Six Demolition Project)


56. Mild High Club – Skiptracing (from Skiptracing LP)


55. Soft Hair – Lying Has To Stop (from Soft Hair LP)


54. Deerhoof – Acceptance Speech (from The Magic)

53. Buz Ludzha – Basslines for Life [listen]


52. Jamala – 1944


51. Clea Vincent – Jmy attendais pas (from Retiens Mon Désir)

50 Poom – Illusions (from 2016) [listen]


49. Stella – Works For You


48. Daniel Bloom – Heartbreakers (feat Tomek Makowiecki)

(from Lovely Fear)


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47. Bon Iver – 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ (Extended Version)

(from 22/10 EP) [listen]


46. Fantastic Fantastic – Call Me (from Fan Club EP)

45. Devendra Banhart – Theme for a Taiwanese Woman in Lime Green (from Ape In Pink Marble) [listen the acoustic version here]


44. Shit Robot – Lose Control (feat Nancy Whang) (from What Follows)


43. BADBADNOTGOOD – In Your Eyes (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)


42. Yves Tumor  –  The Feeling When You Walk Away (from Serpent Music)


41. Roosevelt – Colours (from Roosevelt)



 

Part 3 (40-11) coming soon …

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