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Sziget Festival 2019: Macklemore Rules Showbiz, Post Malone Falls Flat, the National Deserve Better

Days four and five of the Sziget Festival saw some great shows with Macklemore leading the way, big crowds, and an even bigger drug bust.

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Lollapalooza Berlin: Kings of Leon Bring Sound, Radiohead Bring Fury

A-list rockers headline Germany's second Lolla installment

Ana Yorke
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James Blake - "I Need a Forest Fire" feat. Bon Iver (Singles Going Steady)

"Forest Fire" seamlessly pools James Blake's ghost-soul vocal melodies with Bon Iver's grayscale, heart-ripped-open songcraft style.

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James Blake: The Colour in Anything

James Blake had it in him to release a great album here. He just chose not to.

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James Blake - "Modern Soul" (Singles Going Steady)

James Blake has crafted the closest aesthetic we have to an elegy transmitted through the walls barricading one world from the next.

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James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical

While there was always an arctic edge to McMorrow, Post Tropical only deepens the powerful sense of cold and chill that cloaks his work. Thank goodness for that.

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Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Robert Alford
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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.

Rory O'Connor
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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.

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Apparat: The Devil's Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

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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.

Corey Beasley
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Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise

Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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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.


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