Apart from the most disastrous artwork of the year, the record is very very interesting. 'Friends That Break Your Heart' is a work that defines what James Blake sounds like nowadays, mixing his old sound to several variants of electronic productions that he has been digging into these last few years. The minimalistic beats over some great orchestral moments are the best part of this album that is clearly looking into a future R&B agenda that is most definitely impacting the general audiences. The album is cohesive, the tracks flow easily to the ear and it doesn't get boring at all, on the contrary, there are some really shocking moments (like some beats that comes out of nowhere and completely change the song). In overall this record speaks for itself, that are some imperfections of course yet that's what makes this album more delightful and instant, a must listen for sure.

p.s: One thing I would've love to see though is James Blake producing to big artists like Travis, Kendrick, Rihanna or even Adele, some really good music would come out of it, I'm sure.
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