"Forest Fire" seamlessly pools James Blake's ghost-soul vocal melodies with Bon Iver's grayscale, heart-ripped-open songcraft style.
19 May 2016
James Blake has crafted the closest aesthetic we have to an elegy transmitted through the walls barricading one world from the next.
16 Feb 2016
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.
29 Dec 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.
28 Dec 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.
14 Dec 2011
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