Pity the EP. Overshadowed by the LP, this diminutive format has become the musical equivalent of a novella -- an art form defined by what it lacks. The EP's rep isn't helped by the fact that labels and bands routinely use it to dispense filler, bulking up a wisp of new material with outtakes and alternate versions. While this concoction might make for sound economics, the end result appeals mainly... More >>>