James Blake

LA PHIL AND KCRW ANNOUNCE LINE-UP FOR 2021 KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

By Alyson Camus | May 11, 2021

Brittany Howard, Kamasi Washington, Ziggy Marley, and James Blake are part of the lineup

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-11-20 – 12-17-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2020

James Blake on top

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

Best Albums Of 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2019

life and death and soul

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks December 9th To 16th 2019

By Alyson Camus | December 6, 2019

DIIV are playing on Saturday and Sunday at the Lodge Room

Best Of 2019: Albums Through November 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2019

Lauv’s sad songs say so much

Best Of 2019: Albums Through October 31st

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2019

The first rush of hard earned faith by the greatest artist of the 2010s.

Best Of 2019: Albums Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2019

more songs about dead wives

L.A. Burning West Coast Concert Picks, September 23rd To 29th

By Alyson Camus | September 21, 2019

On Saturday, Moby will play at Jail Guitar Doors: Rock Out 5!

Best Of 2019: Albums Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2019

love and sadness in the summer

More Thoughts About Rock Writing And Lists

By Iman Lababedi | August 24, 2019

the sole job of rock criticism in 2019

Best Of 2019: Albums Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2019

The Curtis Mayfield covers are awesome

Best Of 2019: Albums Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2019

a masterclass in what it means to dismiss the USSR and find yourself with a different superpower

James Blake Performs “I’ll Come Too” At The First-Ever Live Session From KCRW’s Brand-New Annenberg Performance Studio

By admin | May 22, 2019

James Blake performed a seven-song live set

Best Of 2019: Albums Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2019

an inversion of time and consciousness.

Best Of 2019: Albums Through March 31st

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2019

a titanic like the ship construction of self-awareness and political awareness born together

Best Of 2019: Albums Through February 28th

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2019

“Sex In The City” 2019 songs of pop and love and romance and betrayal (and death)

UK Top 10 Albums 2-1-19- 2-7-19

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2019

YES! Sgt Pepper remains in a tie for most non consecutive weeks at # 1.

Best Of 2019: Albums Through January 31st, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2019

“I’ll Come To You” is the gateway drug

UK Top 10 Albums 1-25-19 – 1-31-19

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2019

WE WILL NEVER BE SAFE.

My Top Ten Musical Events Of 2018

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

An exceptional, restless, badass performance of a man at the top of his form

Music Tastes Good In Long Beach, September 29th & 30th 2018

By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2018

‘This festival has a really really nice vibe, it’s fantastic’

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 24TH TO 30TH

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2018

Parquet Courts are playing Music Tastes Good on Sunday

The Early Bird: Top New Albums And Singles 12-29-17 – 01-04-18

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2017

So, what else? Nothing at all… 

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, DECEMBER 4th To 10th 2017

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2017

This is this time of the year, KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas is here

James Blake Covers Paul Simon’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’

By Alyson Camus | October 10, 2015

27-year-old James Blake debuted his own version of the song during his last BBC radio 1 residency, and the UK producer revamped the 50-year-old song with electronica and layered voices. The result is cavernous, cathedral-esque with a big organ-like drone covered by Blake’s kaleidoscopic falsettos; it’s not very modern sounding, rather melancholic and so I guess this version will appeal to many generations.

Hear Ye On Spotify: What rock nyc is listening to 11-30-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 30, 2013

Life Round Here – James Blake And Chance The Rapper – Haunting and beautiful, but of course that comes on the James Blake label, what doesb’t is Chance The Rapper, atonal rap so weird and in place – A-