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2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

More James Blake stories

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

James Blake Discusses Depression And Privilege In New Essay

James Blake is a young, tall, good-looking straight white guy. He's great at singing and making beats. He's pretty famous. If I had to guess,…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2019 - 11:55 am

Watch James Blake’s Lovely, Minimal Performance Of “Are You In Love?” On Kimmel

James Blake got his start as a producer of sparse, architectural electronic music, and that's still how a lot of us think of him. But…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2019 - 8:45 am

Stream IDK’s Guest-Heavy Debut Album Is He Real?

Maryland rapper IDK, fka Jay IDK, has just released his debut album Is He Real? This is likely a noteworthy development for you regardless of…
Chris DeVille | September 4, 2019 - 1:58 pm

Hear A Whole Bunch More Songs From Bon Iver’s i,i

UPDATE: Bon Iver's fourth album i, i is coming out tonight, three weeks earlier than expected. After releasing four singles from the album in the…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2019 - 9:15 am

Watch James Blake Join Rosalía At Primavera Sound

One of the highlights of James Blake's recent album Assume Form is "Barefoot In The Park," a collaboration with the Spanish flamenco art-pop star Rosalía.
Peter Helman | June 1, 2019 - 6:49 pm

Watch James Blake Make His Daytime TV Debut On Ellen

James Blake released his new album, Assume Form, earlier this year. It's a star-studded collection of songs, featuring Travis Scott, André 3000, Rosialía, Metro Boomin,…
Julia Gray | May 23, 2019 - 10:10 pm

James Blake – “Mulholland”

Just a few months ago, UK time-warper James Blake came out with the new album Assume Form. Blake, of course, specializes in intricately constructed, deeply…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2019 - 9:19 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom Breihan, our in-house video aficionado, is still on vacation. Lucky him! So instead you get me, Ryan, writing about videos this Friday. Your regularly…
Ryan Leas | April 5, 2019 - 2:51 pm

James Blake – “Barefoot In The Park” (Feat. Rosalía) Video

One of the highlights from James Blake's newest album, Assume Form, is his team-up with the Spanish musician Rosalía, who has had a big week…
James Rettig | April 4, 2019 - 11:17 am

Watch Rosalía Debut “Como Ali” And Sing Her J Balvin & James Blake Collabs At Lollapalooza Argentina & Chile

Still riding high from her excellent sophomore full-length El Mal Querer, Rosalía is making the rounds on tour. She's set to be a big live…
Connor Duffey | April 1, 2019 - 5:05 pm

The Week In Pop

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm

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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2019 - 10:24 am
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