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The song seems good. I still says it's way too early to decide if an album is the best of the year. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
That's a song by Feist and this a great cover. I liked his album after a couple of further listenings, but still not anywhere near the 100 out of 100 status he is going to receive. Cause we all know this going to be hyped as hell in February. Maybe it will grown even further, but so far as for now, it's a near excellent record easier to admire than to love.
He should have used another name - everyone will be thinking "Oh,the tennis player is recording music now"
thanks. imminent reboot of Yannick Noah in LTM... need a strong drink. right. now.
I don't think James Blake is famous enough among non-tennis fans for that to be the case. Although he was the 'Second best American player' for a time, he never really threatened to win any majors.
If Pitchfork is hyping it up that much, it's either really good, or it's a lot of random noise and sound effects that sounds really superficially cool. Either is equally likely.
This album has been slowly growing on me and some tracks (like the first two and Limit to Your Love are becoming more lovable). Now is already an excellent record, but there are a few miles ahead to become the instant classic some proclaim to be.
Pitchfork gave a 9.0 to James Blake and i stil didn't get it! What a terrible written review, it was about everything from dubstep to Blake earlier material, but NOTHING about the music on the album at all. Didn't get the rave, the high rating, just awful. To me it was more of a justification of why they hype Blake than a review.
I just heard the album. It seems to me like another one of those 'I'm going to play with my sound machine, without worrying too much about writing a complete song' albums.
The sort of album Pitchfork chooses to like before even hearing.
The first listen didn't impress me, but I figure it's a grower and would be a lot better with headphones, so I'll give it another shot.
I've been so excited about the prospect of listening to the new PJ Harvey and Radiohead albums that I thought I might as well listen to other acclaimed albums from 2011 so far.
So I gave James Blake a spin, fully expecting to be underwhelmed after reading the mostly lacklustre reviews in this thread. But I found myself really liking it on first listen, and I'm trying to figure out why.
I think it has to do with both space and restraint. Each song constructs a sonic space so vivid that it's nearly tangible, and in this space I find myself ALMOST wanting to dance my ass off... but not quite. Instead, the music holds back, and on this occasion the restraint pays off, making the album more exhilirating and rewarding than it would have been had Blake gone for cheap thrills to get people on the dancefloor - which I think is quite an unusual accomplishment for a dubstep album (although the album doesn't actually contain all that much dubstep). Loving it at the moment.
I really like Lindisfarne II, but that's all I'm keeping, oddly.
It's no instant classic...but it is interesting and the ideas are well-executed. Not AOTY material, but in most years I think it could crack the top 10.
It sounds like Bon Iver's bizarro version of The Eraser. Dislike.