The 405's 20 Best EPs of 2013

The 405's 20 Best EPs of 2013

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20. Crushed Beaks - Tropes

Crushed Beaks - Tropes
June 16, 2013
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

19. CHVRCHES - Recover EP

CHVRCHES - Recover EP
March 26, 2013
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

CHVRCHES have express tickets to the mainstream consciousness and there's little that will stop that.

18. Charlotte Church - Three

Charlotte Church - Three
August 19, 2013
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

17. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Blue Record

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Blue Record
October 29, 2013
Critic Score
60
7 reviews

16. MMOTHS - Diaries

MMOTHS - Diaries
March 5, 2013
Critic Score
70
1 review

15. Lil Silva - The Distance

Lil Silva -  The Distance
August 5, 2013
Critic Score
70
1 review

14. Active Child - Rapor EP

Active Child - Rapor EP
October 22, 2013
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

12. Ducktails - Wish Hotel

Ducktails - Wish Hotel
October 22, 2013
Critic Score
60
6 reviews

11. Laurel Halo - Behind the Green Door

Laurel Halo - Behind the Green Door
May 20, 2013
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

What Behind the Green Door lacks in boundary-pushing experimentalism, it makes up for in wildly energetic and danceable electronic jams.

10. Pete Swanson - Punk Authority

Pete Swanson - Punk Authority
March 12, 2013
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

This sort of expressionist drone music works on us in a different way to pop music and therefore demands that we either immerse ourselves completely, or not at all.

9. Rival Consoles - Odyssey

Rival Consoles - Odyssey
October 21, 2013
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

8. Wild Nothing - Empty Estate

Wild Nothing - Empty Estate
May 14, 2013
Critic Score
72
10 reviews

7. Oliver Tank - Slow Motion Music

Oliver Tank - Slow Motion Music
November 22, 2013
Critic Score
70
1 review

6. Mogwai - Les Revenants

Mogwai - Les Revenants
February 25, 2013
Critic Score
73
11 reviews

Like so many of the characters on the show, Mogwai have returned as a different iteration of themselves; Les Revenants isn't quite what we've come to expect from them, but then that's the whole point.

5. CTM - Variations

CTM - Variations
January 28, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

4. Tirzah - I'm Not Dancing

Tirzah - I'm Not Dancing
August 5, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

3. FKA Twigs - EP2

FKA Twigs - EP2
September 17, 2013
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

It's a beautiful bout of heartbreak via Twigs' honeyed vox and slithering synths. It's a display of sublime balladry.

2. Rosie Lowe - Right Thing

Rosie Lowe - Right Thing
December 2, 2013
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

1. Empress Of - Systems

Empress Of - Systems
April 2, 2013
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

Systems is a stellar fifteen minutes, and a strong first stride. It's the kind of EP that leaves you salivating for more before the closing notes have even stopped ringing.

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