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.

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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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Ratings and Reviews

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Shane73607 ,

Beautifully Calm

This album is great to sleep to 😌 In a good way!... This album has always been my go-to if I wanna relax in bed late at night. The instrumentals are fantastic and the lyrics are rich. Always coming back to listen again! I love everything James Blake does

StaffReport ,

That one song*****Staffsound

Most artists spend their careers hoping to have that one song that hits home. Blake hits no more than that on this album for me. With that said, that one song is here. “Retrograde” is all you need to stop, listen, buy, then keep listening and listening because after all, that is what music is supposed to do to you, right? Move you it does. It’s moody, brooding and ethereal. If you want music to transport you and give you an experience, then this is the song that you should seek. If you have a soul, it is worth your time.

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