×
Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.

Listen to

James Blake

by JAMES BLAKE

James Blake by James Blake
Play on Rhapsody
James Blake by James Blake
Released: Feb 2011
Label: Universal Records
James Blake's first few EPs featured chalky, crumbling beats and marbled veins of R&B vocals. His debut album, appropriately enough, feels like a seismic shift, as Blake proves himself to be as keen a songwriter as he is a conjurer of atmospheres. Blake's own voice carries the day, supple and expressive, multi-tracked into gospel-influenced harmonies or Auto-Tuned into a surreal warble. As a producer, he makes do with the bare minimum, running pitter-pat drum programming in loose rings around solemn piano chords. It's the rare album that creates its own world -- indeed, its own genre.
Philip Sherburne
Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

3 months of Rhapsody Premier for $1, then just $9.99/month

Freedom to play what you want, anywhere. Limited time offer.