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Thursday, December 29 2011

The Best New and Emerging Artists of 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

The 2011 Artists of the Year

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

The Best Alternative Songwriters of 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.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 10 2013

James Blake: Overgrown

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

James Blake: Love What Happened Here EP

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

James Blake: Enough Thunder EP

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

James Blake: 8 May 2010 - Washington, D.C.

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: James Blake

James Blake is a starkly naked, stripped, lonely futurist R&B album with a prominent, forlorn, and endlessly processed voice at its center.


Blogs

Wednesday, October 26 2011

Austin City Limits 2011: James Blake + Kurt Vile

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

James Blake - "The Wilhelm Scream" (video)

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

James Blake - "Limit to Your Love" (video)

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


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