• Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. Jan 31, 2015
    9
    I can honestly say that James Blake is the master of melancholy for this generation. If there is another artist out there who is using technotronic melodies to convey such a deep longing, i haven't heard them yet. Fall Creek Boys Choir conveys such deep emotion (albeit you may not understand a single word of the lyrics) that reverberates unendingly. Blake even proves his chops at a moreI can honestly say that James Blake is the master of melancholy for this generation. If there is another artist out there who is using technotronic melodies to convey such a deep longing, i haven't heard them yet. Fall Creek Boys Choir conveys such deep emotion (albeit you may not understand a single word of the lyrics) that reverberates unendingly. Blake even proves his chops at a more minimalistic style in A Case of You, proving that his sound is still amazing even when reduced to just his voice and the keys in front of him. I have no reservations in saying that James Blake may be the future of sad soul; whether he intends to pioneer that genre or not, he is succeeding. There is no better music being made in the 21st century to listen to over some Coffee and Cigarettes. Expand
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    40
    He composes rich, intimate electronic and acoustic soundscapes that suggest myriad emotions and intriguing songwriting possibilities. As a singer, however, he's maudlin.
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    55
    The EP does have some great moments, and ironically it's when Blake drops the dubset and channels his classical piano roots.
  3. 75
    The silky-voiced Brit's Bon Iver-assisted EP is lush enough to be played at a swanky restaurant, but it may be even better suited to an evening alone with a hard drink. [Oct 2011, p.119]