The Artist: Drake
The EP: So Far Gone (Cash Money/Universal, 2009)
The Shortcoming: We know, we know; you loved So Far Gone. We did, too—when it was So Far Gone, the mixtape. In an obvious cash grab, Cash Money/Universal put this EP out to capitalize off the success of the mixtape's smash hit single, "Best I Ever Had." But they left off so many of the original songs (due to production clearance issues, etc.) that listening to the EP was kind of like watching the highlights of a basketball game: You got to see all the big plays, but you didn't get to see all the action surrounding them. But, hey: More than 500,000 people bought it, so who are we to argue with the logic behind putting it out?