Posts tagged "james blake"

Album artwork of 'Overgrown' by James Blake

Overgrown James Blake

It’s beautifully discreet, formed with an elegance that pushes it to the point of invisibility — blissful for some, but perhaps too despondent for others.

Album artwork of 'The Colour in Anything' by James Blake

James Blake returns with soul and experimentation

Fans of Blake's stripped back vocal/piano tracks are served well here, with the title track a particular highlight.

By Andrew Bridge

Photograph of Death Grips performing onstage

‘Bottomless Pit’ shows Death Grips oddities are still no gimmick

The group have confidently cemented their status. If they stay together they can progress toward any direction they so desire.

By André Dack

Album artwork of 'The Colour in Anything' by James Blake

The Colour in Anything James Blake

For an album that clocks in well over the hour mark, it’s regrettably unambitious and even a little safe. This is effectively James Blake on autopilot.

Album artwork of 'Blond' by Frank Ocean

Blond Frank Ocean

Blond flirts with indulgence but just about manages to stay grounded. It’s an account of slight thoughts, vague ideas, and delicate musings.

Album artwork of '22, A Million' by Bon Iver

22, A Million Bon Iver

22, A Million feels like a nondescript blur. It doesn’t deal in structure, but in loose clusters of peculiar sounds and imperceptible words. It’s a pretentious mess.

Album artwork of 'A Seat at the Table' by Solange

A Seat at the Table Solange

An extremely smooth ride with no turbulence or unnecessary distractions, full to the brim with colourful instrumentals and warm, comforting Solange vocals.

PJ Harvey holding a saxophone

Our biggest disappointments of 2016

By André Dack & Andrew Bridge

Album artwork of 'DAMN.' by Kendrick Lamar

DAMN. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick explores a multitude of personal predicaments, but it's difficult to stay focused on what the record is actually trying to convey. It feels incomplete.

Album artwork of 'Utopia' by Björk

Utopia Björk

The record is scattered with gorgeous moments that ultimately feel like a tease. Utopia occasionally grips its claws in, only to let go seconds later.