James Blake Overgrown
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jefflebowski
April 25th 2014


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

obviously it doesn't matter but in terms of his songwriting becoming more or less accessible they're not really relevant

LordePots
April 25th 2014


7537 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

elaborate? i dont follow how they aren't relevant "in terms of his songwriting becoming more or less accessible "

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Phlegm
April 25th 2014


5112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

can you guys stop discussing music please

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jefflebowski
April 25th 2014


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

because he didn't write them i don't see them as being part of his musical/songwriting progression - I know he arranged them but at least to me they both stand as outliers compared to the rest of the debut

LordePots
April 25th 2014


7537 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

because he didn't write them i don't see them as being part of his musical/songwriting progression


of course they are. beyonce's new album is a part of her musical progression and like all other pop artists ever she didn't write a single song herself.

plus those two covers are completely unique and arguably way better than the originals (limit to your love cover definitely is.

jefflebowski
April 25th 2014


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

'of course they are. beyonce's new album is a part of her musical progression and like all other pop artists ever she didn't write a single song herself.'

that is a very valid point but i would personally differentiate between songs that a written for you (where presumably beyonce acts as a sort of musical director figure with at least some influence on the general aesthetic) and a cover, where the basic elements of the song are nothing to do with you unless you want to stretch the definition of 'cover' to its absolute breaking point

i do agree that both covers are better than the originals, they're my favourite tracks on the debit along with i never learnt to share

LordePots
April 25th 2014


7537 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

(where presumably beyonce acts as a sort of musical director figure with at least some influence on the general aesthetic


i'm not so sure about that. i don't know for sure how much input she has in particular in her tunes but i know many a pop artist really has almost nothing to do with the music produced for them. its just written to be catchy and appeal to the masses and then the singer picks it up and sings over it and puts their face on it. but again thats a generalization i cant say i've read up on this stuff extensively. i do know however that Drunk In Love is a case of her pretty much having nothing to do with it considering it was originally written for some awful rapper guy named Future or some shit and then Beyonce picked it up and put it out faster so he got fucked over and couldn't put it on his album.

where the basic elements of the song are nothing to do with you unless you want to stretch the definition of 'cover' to its absolute breaking point


i would say that this definitely is the case with Limit to Your Love though. Many of the most important basic elements of his version are completely original to his version. dem nuances

My favourite James Blake song is I Mind

Cygnatti
April 25th 2014


21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

is it bad that I think his cover of a case of you is awful? :/

MeatSalad
April 25th 2014


14640 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Its okay

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LordePots
April 25th 2014


7537 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

is it bad that I think his cover of a case of you is awful? :/


A Case of You is just a terrible song to begin with tbh

Cygnatti
April 25th 2014


21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

*gasp*

Havey
April 25th 2014


9701 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

how the fuck

Cygnatti
April 25th 2014


21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

seriously one of my favorites off that album. :/

PunchforPunch
April 25th 2014


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

hah

Polyethylene
April 25th 2014


3161 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this is #aoty2k14 no contest

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LordePots
April 25th 2014


7537 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

stop

TWIGtheWONDERKID
June 11th 2014


843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Went to see James Blake tonight. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the songs from Overgrown sounded very good live.

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PuddlesPuddles
June 11th 2014


4784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I get distracted when the audience cheers gets caught in his loop pedal and it sounds demented when pitch shifted/whatever FX he adds to it.

TWIGtheWONDERKID
June 12th 2014


843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I liked that he did all the voice FX live. I didn’t notice the audience getting caught up in the vocal loops. Maybe we were just a quiet audience.

SkaCali
June 27th 2014


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

im so gay for this guy.. s/t is way better than this imo but dis good yeah



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