Thursday, December 29 2011
The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.
Wednesday, December 28 2011
This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.
Wednesday, December 14 2011
Some of 2011's best songwriting came from artists whose work could be broadly defined as "alternative". Few of these artists fit the mold of the traditional singer-songwriter, creating music the blurs the lines defining genres.
Wednesday, April 10 2013
The London wunderkind returns with an album that attempts to satisfy fans nostalgic for his early post-dubstep tinkerings and the new legion of listeners who know him as one of the decade's most promising singer-songwriters.
Sunday, January 15 2012
Prolific producer turns out yet another captivating EP of arty dubstep, this time with a taste for variety of style and mood.
Thursday, October 20 2011
Given the success of his self-titled debut, it is tempting to expect too much from this release. But Enough Thunder is an encouraging sign that James Blake is open to furthering his artistic vision.
Tuesday, May 24 2011
The addition of live musicians to help Blake recreate his studio trickery brought a sense of analog, human life to these songs.
Monday, February 7 2011
James Blake is a starkly naked, stripped, lonely futurist R&B album with a prominent, forlorn, and endlessly processed voice at its center.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
When it comes to James Blake’s music, it has been an extremely slow journey towards appreciation for me, which might just be an appropriate pace given his style of music.
Thursday, February 10 2011
Earlier this week, PopMatters reviewed the new James Blake album with Timothy Gabriele calling the record "a starkly naked, stripped, lonely futurist R&B album
Monday, November 22 2010
Turns out for all the vocal distortion and twisted beats, James Blake has quite a voice on him. This one's mostly piano-led, with some ambient