I go to a lot of shows and get handed a lot of albums. Most of them are CDs filled to their 79 minute capacity with songs by an artist who is looking to make his or her name known. I know what the feeling is when an artist creates an album like this, they want as much of their work as possible to be heard and they feel the more people hear the better a chance they’ll become fans. This is also why they usually price their extended LPs at a mere $5 an album. A better way to go about things would be for artists, especially ones who are still selling their albums hand to hand, to create an EP. Seven songs, no more than thirty minutes in length. Here are some of the reasons why an EP is a much better way to start your career than a 79 minute album.