EXTENDED PLAY: The Year In Bite Size Morsels Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 30 December 2016 10:29

While many other webzines have chosen to ignore it, for reasons best known to themselves, the EP is a format which has long been championed by Über Rock, so much so that it has had its very own end of year chart. So, here our writers champion the bite size morsels of musical magic that have caught their ears, and stayed there, over the past 12 months…

 

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  1. The Main Grains - 'Don't Believe Everything You Think'
  2. Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton - 'Fuck You Brain'
  3. Juliette Lewis - 'Future Deep'
  4. Hello Bear - 'I Don't Know...It's Fun Though Isn't It?'
  5. Brandy Row - 'Hold No Shame'

 

Dave Prince

 

  1. The Boom Sons – ‘Weird Is the New Black’
  2. Letters To Cleo – ‘Back To Nebraska’
  3. Phil Campbell & His Bastard Sons – ‘Self-Titled’
  4. Vix & the Mischiefs – ‘Music and‘
  5. Laurence Made Me Cry – ‘Titans' Daughters’

 

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  1. Brandy Row – ‘Hold No Shame’
  2. The DeRellas – ‘Freakshow’
  3. Toilet Boys ft Boy George – ‘The Last Breath Of The World's Greatest Rock And Roll Love Affair’
  4. LoveSores – ‘Rock And Roll Animal’
  5. The Main Grains - 'Don't Believe Everything You Think'

 

Jim Rowland

 

  1. Voivod – ‘Post Society’
  2. Ghost – ‘Popestar’
  3. Discharge – ‘New World Order’
  4. Karma To Burn – ‘Mountain Czar’
  5. Hammerjack – ‘Hammerjack’

 

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  1. Drakonis – ‘As They Rot’
  2. Indominus – ‘The Legion Within’
  3. Cross Eyed Mary – ‘Nil By Mouth’
  4. Dallas Frasca – ‘Dirt Buzz’
  5. Thieves Of Ennui – ‘Thieves Of Ennui’

 

Mark Ashby

 

  1. Drakonis – ‘As They Rot’
  2. The Thinking Men – ‘Queen Of The Ravens’
  3. The DeRellas – ‘Freakshow’
  4. Cursed Sun – ‘The Amygdala’
  5. Indigo Bones – ‘Indigo Bones’

 

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  1. John Coffey – ‘A House For Thee’
  2. Sleaford Mods – ‘T.C.R’
  3. Conjurer – ‘I’
  4. Skeletonwitch – ‘The Apothic Gloom’
  5. Monolord – ‘Lord Of Suffering’

 

Nick Russell

 

  1. Voivod - 'Post Society'
  2. The Old Firm Casuals - 'A Butchers Banquet'
  3. Karma To Burn - 'Mountain Czar'
  4. White Noise Radio - 'White Noise Radio'
  5. Candlemass - 'Death Thy Lover'

 

Rich Hobson

 

  1. Puppy – ‘Vol. II’
  2. Youth Man – ‘Wax’
  3. Karma To Burn – ‘Mountain Czar’
  4. LTNT – ‘Gibbon's Lair’
  5. Before Victoria – ‘Carry On Up The Chartists’

 

And the winners are…

 

With several EPs nominated more than once, this year we once again are in a position to pull together an overall chart of Über Rock’s Top Five EPs. So, having tallied the votes, the result is as follows:

 

=1. Drakonis – ‘As They Rot’VoiVod

=1. Voivod – ‘Post Society’

3. Karma To Burn – ‘Mountain Czar’

4. The DeRellas – ‘Freakshow’

=5. Brandy Row - 'Hold No Shame'

=5. The Main Grains - 'Don't Believe Everything You Think'

 

COMING TOMORROW:  Über Rock’s top albums of the year, as voted for by our writers.