album review: james blake
  • MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2011

  • Posted by: Dan Siegler

After a string of highly praised EPs and singles, including last year's excellent Klavierwerke, 23 year old British singer/producer/DJ wunderkind James Blake is ready for his close-up. On his eponymous debut you'll be hard-pressed to find a fully fleshed out verse-chorus-bridge song. Some contain only one verse, like "I Never Learnt To Share," in which Blake simply repeats the lines "My brother and my sister don't speak to me/But I don't blame them" over fluid, shifting musical landscapes. When other electronic artists skimp on structure, it can feel lazy. One of the reasons Blake gets away with it is that unlike his many contemporaries from DJ culture, he can really sing.

...keep reading...


* * * * * * * * * * * *
James Blake on Myspace
Hot Baeble Videos
Beth Hart live at Baeble HQ

Beth Hart live at Baeble HQ

Robert Randolph and the Family Band  live at Baeble HQ

Robert Randolph and the Family Band live at Baeble HQ

R.LUM.R live at Industry City

R.LUM.R live at Industry City

Matisyahu live at Baeble HQ

Matisyahu live at Baeble HQ

Little Hurricane live at Baeble HQ

Little Hurricane live at Baeble HQ

Beach Slang live at Baeble HQ

Beach Slang live at Baeble HQ

SUSTO live at Baeble HQ

SUSTO live at Baeble HQ

Jasmine Thompson live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

Jasmine Thompson live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

Alex Clare live at Baeble HQ

Alex Clare live at Baeble HQ

Live It Up

Live It Up

© 2017 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.