The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

James Blake Discusses Depression And Privilege In New Essay

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James-BlakeJames Blake is a young, tall, good-looking straight white guy. He’s great at singing and making beats. He’s pretty famous. If I had to guess, I’d say he’s doing well financially. And yet his music mostly involves feelings of paralyzing, overwhelming depression. Earlier this year, a pretty funny tweet about that seemingly contradictory state made … More »

Watch James Blake’s Lovely, Minimal Performance Of “Are You In Love?” On Kimmel

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James-Blake-on-KimmelJames Blake got his start as a producer of sparse, architectural electronic music, and that’s still how a lot of us think of him. But these days, Blake is something like a pop star, and he’s definitely a hell of a singer. Last night, as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Blake showed … More »

Stream IDK’s Guest-Heavy Debut Album Is He Real?

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IDK - Is He Real?Maryland rapper IDK, fka Jay IDK, has just released his debut album Is He Real? This is likely a noteworthy development for you regardless of your prior experience with IDK — whose name stands for Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge — because he has recruited some extremely noteworthy collaborators for the project. James Blake, Pusha-T, DMX, Burna … More »

Flume, Kenny Beats, James Blake and more roast JPEGMAFIA in new album announcement [Watch]

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Flume, Kenny Beats, James Blake and more roast JPEGMAFIA in new album announcement [Watch]Jpegmafia Live Credit Getty

JPEGMAFIA‘s profile has shot into the stratosphere this year. He’s establishing himself as one of alternative hip-hop’s brightest prospects, and his creative crossover appeal has allowed him to reach a continually diversifying fanbase year over year. Now, the LA-based rhymer is preparing to deliver his third studio LP, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, on September 13, and in the spirit of the record’s title, a handful of JPEG’s friends and collaborators put together some …well wishes, ahead of the album’s release.

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy appears among James Blake, Kenny Beats, Channel Tres, and JPEGMAFIA’s recent collaborator Flume, in a new trailer for All My Heroes Are Cornballs. Everyone offers their own perspective on the upcoming album, and while the general consensus throughout the cameos is that Cornballs is “trash,” something tells us this might be one of the more intriguing hip-hop records of the year. See the trailer below.

Bon Iver’s album boasts his third James Blake collaboration

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Bon Iver’s album boasts his third James Blake collaborationJames Blake Bon Iver

Bon Iver released his album i,i nearly a day early, and the project has already received praise from a large amount of top tier outlets. The 13-piece record has a wide array of all-star collaborators, including a particularly standout number between himself and longtime collaborator, James Blake. Their productive relationship stretches back to 2011’s “Fall Creek Boys Choir,” and this new offering, “iMi,” marks their third joint effort together.

“iMi” is a rich, sentimental piece bursting doused in lo-fi sound design. It appears that James Blake might have played a larger background role, considering his vocal contribution to the tune consisted of a mere two lines. Others working on the track alongside Blake include Wheezy, Buddy Ross, and Mike Noyce. Velvet Negroni, Camilla Staveley-Taylor also contributed their vocals to the mix.

Hear A Whole Bunch More Songs From Bon Iver’s i,i

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Bon-IverUPDATE: Bon Iver’s fourth album i, i is coming out tonight, three weeks earlier than expected. After releasing four singles from the album in the past two months, Bon Iver are sharing the other nine songs, one by one, today. Later this month, Bon Iver will follow up 2016’s 22, A Million with … More »

Watch: James Blake – “Can’t Believe The Way We Flow”

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Watch James Blake Join Rosalía At Primavera Sound

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Rosalía & James BlakeOne of the highlights of James Blake’s recent album Assume Form is “Barefoot In The Park,” a collaboration with the Spanish flamenco art-pop star Rosalía. Today, Rosalía headlined the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, and she brought James Blake along to perform “Barefoot In The Park” with her live. Watch their … More »