James Blake

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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All Points East review – blockbuster festival makes a muted return
Standout sets from the Chemical Brothers and Christine and the Queens salvage an opening weekend marred by sound issues

Hannah J Davies

27, May, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Rosie Lowe on 'vodka in the park', sex therapy and neo-soul
The musician probes big questions of love and faith on her new album

Michael Cragg

20, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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James Blake: how the producer became hip-hop's favourite Brit
Nominated for two Grammy awards this week, his collaborations with Travis Scott follow those with Beyoncé. How did the DJ from Enfield become so well-connected?

Al Horner

05, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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James Blake: Assume Form review – a big, glitchy, swooning, hyper-modern declaration of love
A love letter to his partner brimming with guest spots and west-coast vibes, James Blake’s fourth LP is a long way from his ‘blubstep’ roots

Kitty Empire

19, Jan, 2019 @2:00 PM

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James Blake: Assume Form review – lovestruck producer turns dark into light | Alexis Petridis' album of the week
Blake is clearly in a good place, unexpectedly embedded at the centre of pop culture, and his new album adds bright colours to his sound

Alexis Petridis

17, Jan, 2019 @12:00 PM

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R&B star HER: ‘I wanted to be anonymous’
Her songs are streamed in the millions and her music is beloved by Janet Jackson. But who is HER, the songwriter who hides her identity with a pair of sunglasses?

Leonie Cooper

05, Nov, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Every Mercury prize-winning album – ranked!
Following the announcement of this year’s nominees, we run the rule over the 26 albums that have earned the crown, from Klaxons and James Blake to M People and Talvin Singh

Dave Simpson

26, Jul, 2018 @10:45 AM

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Tainted love: how Drake started pop’s erotic comedown
In music, the joy of sex has been supplanted by nihilism and melancholy. Has the digital age made pop lose its loving feeling?

Paul Flynn

15, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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James Blake speaks out about struggle with depression
Musician says he has sought treatment for ‘suicidal thoughts’, and urges public figures to help remove stigma about mental illness

Laura Snapes

03, Jul, 2018 @10:03 AM

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Black Panther soundtrack review - Kendrick Lamar's Superfly moment
The rapper’s flair for knotty nihilism shines through as he curates an all-star album featuring the Weeknd and James Blake

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2018 @3:28 PM

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James Blake review – cyborg pop warmed by human touch
Blake tests new material for his forthcoming album with each freshly unveiled song sounding totally different from the last

Chal Ravens

06, Feb, 2018 @11:06 AM

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