Articles Tagged 'James Blake'

A beach, awaiting summer songs (Photo: Desiree Martin/Getty Images)

What Should Be 2016’s Song of the Summer?

Everyone has different expectations from their summer. Some people like to sunbathe, others prefer a spot of relaxing reading under a shady tree. Some look forward to late night parties, and others prefer a quiet drink on a warm evening. Finding a single fresh new song that can suit all eventualities is a fool’s errand, […]


20 Greatest British Songs of 2013

The best year in ages for British music? It sure seems that way. Adele‘s general absence (outside of her Oscar win) from stages and radio stations may have taken focus off the U.K. recording industry on this side of the Pond in 2013. But a great diversity has taken root in Britain, with young artists […]

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James Blake Wins The 2013 Mercury Prize

You’ve got to be doing something pretty good in music if you can be Mercury nominated for both of the albums you’ve released to date, and win it with the second,  scurrying past the waving and envious fists of artists of the calibre of Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling, and David actual Bowie. So hats aloft […]

Adele, Elbow, PJ Harvey Nominated For Mercury Prize

The nominations for this year’s Mercury Awards have just been announced, and as usual, there are no clear front-runners as yet (although if I was in charge, it’d be an easy win for Everything Everything), so here’s the full list and a video clip from each artist. We’ve also had a think about each album’s […]

Top 10 British Breakout Acts of 2010

Starting today and rolling on until Christmas, Anglophenia will be taking a look back at 2010 and all of its marvelous mishegoss. A lot has happened in the past year in UK pop culture: Gordon Brown exited stage left, and David Cameron took up residence at 10 Downing Street; David Tennant bid Doctor Who fans […]