James Blake – ‘Curbside’

Our rating:

A song to keep the purists happy

Ditching the sultry vocal caresses of his eponymous debut, JB’s return is heralded instead with tough beats, glitchy drones and some bad-ass samples courtesy of Quasimoto’s ‘Return Of The Loop Digga’. It’ll bother zero mainstream charts, but it’ll keep the purists happy.



Lisa Wright, writer