Can we just admit it? As a format, the full-length album is losing relevance with each passing month. Some of the best collections of music to come out this year are concise projects under 20 minutes long that cater to our increasingly short attention spans. If we’re being really real, some of 2015’s strongest albums probably could have been pared down to even stronger EPs. Complete with middling piano ballads and pseudo-evangelical spoken word, Justin Bieber’s Purpose wasn’t the best project of the year. Package the Skrillex-produced songs from the full-length as a six song EP—critical darling, commercial juggernaut, and an instant classic, bruh.
A multitude of Canadian artists proved that less is more this year. We rounded up 25 of our favourite EPs of 2015, including mini masterpieces by Daniel Caesar, River Tiber, Tory Lanez, WILDE, and many more. Check out the full list below, and let us know who we missed in the comments.
Even though full-length albums are too long 99% of the time, click here for our favourite Canadian albums of 2015.