11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

James Blake's second studio album, Overgrown, is a hypnotizing foray from an artist whose influences have grown from the subtle, futuristic textures of his eponymous 2011 debut to embrace everything from gospel choirs to post-dubstep. On Overgrown, Blake further expands his omnivorous influences and yields eclectic results—from a hip-hop track featuring RZA ("Take a Fall for Me") to a piano ballad that foregoes synths and electronics entirely ("Dlm"). Overgrown is challenging but accessible, confidently pacing through a multifaceted garden blooming with complex electronic layers, styles, and emotions.

EDITORS’ NOTES

James Blake's second studio album, Overgrown, is a hypnotizing foray from an artist whose influences have grown from the subtle, futuristic textures of his eponymous 2011 debut to embrace everything from gospel choirs to post-dubstep. On Overgrown, Blake further expands his omnivorous influences and yields eclectic results—from a hip-hop track featuring RZA ("Take a Fall for Me") to a piano ballad that foregoes synths and electronics entirely ("Dlm"). Overgrown is challenging but accessible, confidently pacing through a multifaceted garden blooming with complex electronic layers, styles, and emotions.

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