James Blake - Assume Form
Jan 15, 2019 (updated Jan 18, 2019)
Good God this thing is absolutely stunning!!

Blake's vocal range is insane as always and blends seamlessly with top teir production and songwriting to make and epic and dreamy collection of ballads about love, heartbreak and just life in general.

The features on this thing are incredible as well. Travis Scott sounds better to me on this album then he did on pretty much all of Astroworld and that's saying a lot because he sounded really really good on Astroworld.

Metro Boomin absolutely kicks ass on this record, with smooth fluid production riddled top to bottom with somber bass lines and atmospheric clips.

Whoever's idea it was to pair Blake with Rosalia is a genius. Thats like a dream team pairing of arguably the most thrillingly versatile vocalists from both the Male and Female genders. Their song together is absolutely stunning.

The only problem I have with this album on my initial listen is that none of the songs have that catch to them that makes them particularly memorable to me. They are all almost aesthetically and sonically perfect, but none of the tracks really stuck with me on this first listen. Hopefully that will change with time!

In conclusion, I would like to go ahead and say that this is likely to be one of the most well produced pop/rnb records that we will see all year. I feel like every other record of this nature will be compared to this in the contextual discussion of this year's music releases. This is an absolutely stunning piece of art and another gem to be added to Blake's ever improving and expanding discography.

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