I will be the first to admit that mini-albums, EPs, and 12″ singles do not get as much attention on these pages as they deserve. These brief glimpses of miniature releases fall and melt like tiny snowflakes in the night. But unlike short-lived crystals of water, this beautiful music leaves a lasting impression on our minds. In this first part of Best EPs and Singles of 2011, we honor releases that take a stand all on their own, often making up the foundation of an independent label. Enjoy and make sure to read Part Two.
NOTE: ALL ENTRIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ARTIST