The Bells Sketch EP

James Blake - The Bells Sketch EP
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Based on 55 ratings
2010 Ratings: #154
March 15, 2010 / Release Date
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Baby Blake bakes boss beats

The Bells Sketch: 9.5
Buzzard & Kestrel: 8.5
Give a Man a Rod: 7.5

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EntryIncomplete
80
The sound James presents here is both clunky and unorthodox for dubstep, certainly not easy to dance to, which makes it enjoyable in an unique way. The tracks feel organic, despite their very rigid movements, and move from point a to point b without looking back. I'm not super crazy about Buzzard and Ketrel, but that's mostly because it gets overshadowed by the two fantastic tracks that come before and after. James Blake is showing early on that he has a unique vision on electronic dance music, ... read more
Pmarf46
84
Blake has always been a visionary
elitimesfour
89
The Bells Sketch still sounds ahead of its' time even today and it's nearing a decade old now. James Blake was really ahead of the curve in his early years.
Twelvanoff
50
Stil his weakest project to date. Nothing really that memorable. Overall this little EP of his is just tasteless sketch. Fortunately his albums get better from there, leaving this project just to be an anecdotal moment in one of the 2010s' best discography.
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Track List

  1. The Bells Sketch
  2. Buzzard & Kestrel
  3. Give a Man a Rod
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