Enough Thunder

James Blake - Enough Thunder
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2011 Ratings: #286
October 4, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Consequence of Sound

It’s impossible not to note his fast-growing confidence in his own voice and songwriting abilities.

67
Beats Per Minute

Although this may be a relative disappointment it should not be looked at as the start of a decline, but merely a curiosity in the collection.

64
Pitchfork

For those who adored Blake's heavier, more rhythmic early material, Enough Thunder could easily turn into Not Enough Thunder.

50
The Needle Drop
James Blake's new EP, much like his self-titled debut earlier this year, is loaded with ideas that, to me, don't feel completely finished. Still, the guy draws up some interesting concepts--even as he attempts to focus more on building songs on voice and piano this time around.
GelatoM0
72
[72.00] So this was an attachment to "James Blake" supposedly and from listening I can tell it isn't as produced as the album and has this echoey thing I am not a fan of. Need to learn Enough Thunder on piano doe.

favs - Fall Creek Boys Choir, A Case of You

69 - Once We All Agree
74 - We Might Feel Unsound
77 - Fall Creek Boys Choir
75 - A Case of You
65 - Not Long Now
72 - Enough Thunder
Jebus
74
I don't think it's as good as his albums but there is still some good stuff to take away from this. I find it's a lot more stripped back with some of the tracks not even having drums of any sort. A lot of pianos and synths with the main focus sort of being building an atmosphere. This doesn't always work the way it was intended. It makes tracks like Not Long Now seem like they're dragging on more than they should be. I enjoy some of the more eventful tracks like We Might Feel Unsound more. This ... read more
Plats
77
James Blake focuses more on piano and voice on “Enough Thunder”. But despite a few interesting ideas, this EP isn’t executed all that well.

Once We All Agree: 7
We Might Feel Unsound: 6
Fall Creek Boys Choir: 8.5
A Case Of You: 9
Not Long Now: 8
Enough Thunder: 7.5

Score:
7.7
Very Good
EntryIncomplete
73
Even more focused on the piano, James moves more into singer songwriter territory here, while still keeping much of the skeletal beauty of his debut. It's not as accomplished as that album though, but Enough Thunder has enough meat on its bones to satisfy fans of Blake's always impressive vocal performances.
Twelvanoff
100
You can hear James Blake's soul through his music and it just feels incredible. This project is lost in darkness, deep in a bottomless pit. Sound aesthetics and reverb are unique and flawless. Inspiring.
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Track List

  1. Once We All Agree 
  2. We Might Feel Unsound 
  3. Fall Creek Boys Choir 
  4. A Case Of You 
  5. Not Long Now 
  6. Enough Thunder
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Added on: August 31, 2011