James Blake

Album Review: James Blake, “Overgrown”

In 2011, James Blake's self-titled debut gave listeners something they didn't know they wanted. As producer and songwriter, Blake laid his delicate falsetto over a mixture of reverb-laden U.K. dubstep and ambient music to captivating effect.

I Might Be Wrong: The top 10 records of 2011 (so far)

There’s no doubt that list-making in music criticism has gotten a little bit out of control. (If you have any doubt, check out Largehearted Boy's aggregation of the end-of-year lists for 2010 here.) Still, what’s a better vessel for letting someone know of a few albums he/she should check out than putting them in a list?