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Season
Twelve
number
599
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Roundtable
Post Date
5/24/2022

EPs of the 90s

599 EPs of the 90s

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Around for most of the 20th century, the EP format took off in the 1990s with the help of Nine Inch Nails, Ugly Kid Joe, and Alice In Chains

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The EP, that strange format in-between singles and albums. What makes up an EP? It can be anything - all new material, demos, live tracks, remixes, or anything else an artist (or record label) can think of. While around since 1919, the EP format never had a more successful decade on the charts than in the 1990s. "Jar of Flies" by Alice In Chains became the first artist to have an EP reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and that wasn't the only commercially successful EP of the era. Nine Inch Nails, Ugly Kid Joe, Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Ride, The Smashing Pumpkins, and many more released essential music on EPs.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - EP of the 90s Medley (Wish by Nine Inch Nails, I¬†Stay Away by Alice In Chains, Blue by The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 15:15 - Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe
  • 22:40 - Making Love by Shiner
  • 35:23 - Come See About Me by The Afghan Whigs
  • 42:51 - JC¬†Auto by Sugar
  • 53:38 - One Too Many Mornings - The Dust Brothers
  • 1:08:54 - I Could See The Dude by Spoon
  • Outro - Shooting Star by Golden Smog

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