We have reviewed a total of 338 albums and EPs this year. As you can imagine, there have been quite a lot of great ones along the way, and we plan to share some of them with you over the next four days. We are breaking our “Best of 2017” lists down into four categories – Best American EPs, Best International EPs, Best American Albums and Best International albums. Today we will share our Top 10 Best International EPs. Individual reviews are available as part of our blog’s “Get it or Forget it” series.
10. Elephant Stone, Remix of Fools. This five-song EP contains remixes from the band’s Ship of Fools album, The best of those songs is the Young Galaxy remix of “The Devil’s Shelter.” Check out these lads from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
9. Amber Run, Alaska. This four-song EP contains two songs from the band’s sophomore album For a Moment, I was Lost, as well as two cover songs, including Maggie Rodgers’ “Alaska.” This band hails from the UK.
8. Strange Boy, Annunciation. The band released their debut EP with four songs. They are also from the UK.
7. TYA, No Money, More Love. Queensland, Australia is responsible for this amazing band, who has brought us five new songs.
6. The Raft, Coming up for Air. Phil Wilson aka The Raft is responsible for two of the best EPs of 2017. This one was released back in August. Wilson hails from the UK.
5. The Fisherman & the Sea, The Beggar Princess. This EP is part of a group of four scheduled to be released before their debut full-length album later this year. We can hardly wait. Our first band from Finland.
4. The Raft, Orion. Gift number two from Phil Wilson. This one is the best of the three EPs he released in 2017.
3. Hundreds, Wilderness (Akustik Edition). German siblings Eva and Philipp Milner have brought us a true treasure with an acoustic version of some of their hits, along with an acoustic cover of Bon Iver’s “Plume.”
2. Wolf & Moon, Frames. Stefanie and Dennis met at a party in the Netherlands, and now travel the world sharing their dreampop material.
1. Cara Frew, Dance. Cara splits her time between her native South Africa and the US, bringing great electro pop dance music wherever she travels.
We’ll be back tomorrow with the Top 15 American EPs. See ya then.