Says the guy quoting the whole thing.
Says the guy quoting the whole thing.
2010, 2011, 2012 . 1, 2013 . 1
Riva Starr just posted this Retrograde edit from his RinseFM set.
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I can't wait to hear "Retrograde" on the Polo Fields <3
I would love to see him do a DJ set in the new tent in addition to his live set.
Limit to Your Love got me hooked, pretty much loved the first album right away. Saw him live back when he played the fonda, the air was so heavy with bass I nearly literally swooned. Saw him again at FYF and was in awe along with a good majority of that crowd. Retrograde is some sexy ass shit! I cannot wait to see him again!
A lot of live versions of these songs were posted already, but this set is just fantastic from beginning to end.
#1 must-see for me.
After first listen, I find Overgrown to be absolutely stunning and beautiful. What are the chances of RZA joining the stage for "Take a Fall For Me"?
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My first cycle through the album definitely threw me off a bit when that RZA track came up, but once I expected it with the second listen it seemed to fit a lot better. I'm absolutely in love with this album.
Can anyone called James Blake ever be anything other than dull?
After one full time through, I'm loving the new album. Every track seems to be killer. Percentage chance that RZA comes out for that one song - I'm gonna say 80%.
Hey guys, he's English. So obviously he has some secret access to some information about James Blake that we don't. Glad he spoke up; I might have gone on listening to talentless middle class music if it wasn't for him!
I love James Blake's previous output, save that bullshit he did with Bon Iver. But this album drags. He's still a must see for Sunday, because I have faith he'll bring it live. Fingers crossed.
I fucking love the album. Much more than his self titled, and that was one of my top 3 releases of that year. Good shit once again James, cant wait for next Sunday,
Um, yeah. The Nick Cave album is also a snooze fest, but I'm not particularly a Nick Cave fan. I agree with involvemon's assessment. I'm not particularly a fan of melodramatic white male crooners with sappy lyrics aiming for metaphorical brilliance . SUE ME.
You'll be hearing from my lawyer.
This album kills. But I was completely expecting it and it delivered. Cannot wait to hear new songs live... If you haven't seen this dude play his music in a live setting, seriously do yourself a favor and go watch.
I also think people pay way too much attention to lyrics, especially in tracks that literally repeat the same line for 3 minutes. I have no idea what the lyrics are on this album because I was too busy enjoying the great production and harmonies/vocals. I've only heard it twice through. I am just now starting to listen to Nick Cave's album for lyrics, on like the fifth time through. I hear the words and follow them at some points but really engrossing, great music doesn't always allow me to pay close attention to the lyrics. I'm often too overwhelmed by the overall quality of the tune.
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I had low expectations for the new album--I didn't even realize it was coming out. I consider myself a very casual James Blake fan. That may be why I like it so much. It seems that people who were already unimpressed with him, are unimpressed with Overgrown. And people that had high expectations for the album, found those expectations were not met. (except for Ods.. it would appear)
I found myself listening to it for the first time on an airplane this weekend with good headphones on and just being in the right state of mind and the right environment. It really clicked for me.
This record is way better than s/t. If either of his records was boring, that one was.
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I loved James Blake's first album, almost all his other releases, etc... except maybe for Love What Happened Here, which didn't grab my interest too much. Anyway, I have to admit that Overgrown is mostly boring. I like Retrograde, Digital Lion, and Life Round Here, but even then, there are parts of those songs that lose me. I liked his piano-crooner songs in the debut, because they were appropriately placed and very brief. Now, he lingers into that stuff for way too long, and he doesn't play with effects and electronic sounds in as refreshing a way.
Still, he's my #1 priority on Sunday. I'm sure it'll be amazing.
Please dictate to me what mood I need to be in and what environment I should listen to it in. Also, get fucked.
A sad one. Wistful. Yearning.