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You’ll notice one conspicuous absence in this week’s 5 Best Songs. To be clear: We didn’t forget about The Life Of Pablo, nor were we collectively lukewarm about those songs premiered at yesterday’s outsize MSG event. QUITE THE OPPOSITE. We were basically sitting here at Stereogum HQ, huddled around speakers boosted to 10, in stunned,… More »

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that has… More »

After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I’ve been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two weeks, because there’s been a lot of good stuff going on. A whole bunch of shows returned or premiered this month, and in between some surprisingly clever and entertaining summerMore »

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James Blake – “Voyeur”

James Blake has a new album coming out soon, Overgrown due out April 8. Now you can hear the album version of "Voyeur," which Marry…
Liz Pelly | March 16, 2013 - 2:43 pm
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James Blake – “And Holy Ghost”

We still haven't heard "Voyeur," the track from James Blake's forthcoming album Overgrown. We have, however, heard the song's dub version, which Blake is planning…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2013 - 11:15 am
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Big K.R.I.T. – “R.E.M.” Video

The song may share a name with a certain legendary Georgia rock band, but "R.E.M.," the new track from the heavy-hearted Mississippi rapper and producer…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 2:41 pm
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James Blake – “Digital Lion” (Feat. Brian Eno)

In the last year there seemed to be a sort of rift between James Blake's growing catalog. There was Blake, the singer-songwriter who created warped,…
Miles Bowe | March 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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James Blake – “Voyeur (Dub)”

British electronic pop time-bender James Blake is about a month away from releasing his new album Overgrown, and the first single "Retrograde" is enough to…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2013 - 10:08 am
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Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

It's finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It's the end of an era, and I'm a little sad about it! But…
Amrit Singh | February 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm
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James Blake Overgrown Details

Overgrown, James Blake's second proper album, is set to arrive this spring, and the only thing we've heard from it is the luminous and mystery-drenched…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 12:25 pm
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James Blake – “Retrograde” Video

I'll have to watch James Blake's video for his heady, luminescent new single "Retrograde" a few more times before I have any idea what's going…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 9:36 am
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James Blake – “Retrograde”

James Blake, the King Of Post-Dubstep, announced a new album for the spring called Overgrown -- which is what, perhaps, a lot of his CMYK
Claire Lobenfeld | February 7, 2013 - 2:45 pm
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Watch James Blake Play New Music In London

After his last few EP excursions, James Blake is now at work on a sophomore album, and he played a few new tracks at a…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2012 - 9:31 am
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Trimbal (James Blake & Trim) – “Confidence Boost” Video

James Blake was making dubstep back when dubstep was, more or less, an offshoot of grime, but his cerebral electronic pop never really had much…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2012 - 2:02 pm
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Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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Hear James Blake’s D’Angelo Remix

James Blake has long been interested in keening R&B longing and warped, diffuse songwriting, so it's only natural that he'd be a D'Angelo fan. And…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 12:51 pm
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James Blake, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey Up For Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the UK's annual equivalent to the Grammys, and our British friends have a way of making their award-nominations lists look just…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I wish I could name the trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus as the Video Of The Week, because holy shit that movie looks amazing. I…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2011 - 11:14 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011

It's been fun, but now it's time to wrap up the Gummy Awards with the big final list: your picks for the year's top 10…
Stereogum | December 21, 2011 - 11:23 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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James Blake – “A Case Of You” Video (Feat. Rebecca Hall)

The entire video for James Blake's cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You" consists of the actress Rebecca Hall, who played Ben Affleck's Stockholm…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2011 - 10:51 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011

Today we begin rolling out the results of this year's Gummy Awards: The only set of lists which are perfectly impervious to comment section backlash…
Stereogum | December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm
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James Blake – “At Birth”

James Blake has a new EP called Love What Happened Here arriving next month. Last week, we posted his track "Curbside." And below, we've got…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2011 - 10:55 am
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