SOTD: James Blake – Retrograde

Well seeing as James Blake just won the Mercury Music Prize for Overgown, I think Retrograde has to be the song of the day. The coveted Best Album category included a surprisingly large amount of big names this year, including Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling and David Bowie, but Blake, who was also nominated in 2011, has turned out on top for his second full length release.  Parts of Overgrown remind me of previous Mercury winner Anthony And The Johnsons; both carry a very distinct and fragile vocal range, accept where Overgrown excels is in it’s simplicity in creating such an evocative and accessible sound.

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