Monday, December 19, 2011

James Blake: "A Case of You"

We've been notoriously critical in regards to the heaps of praise lumped on James Blake's debut record. It's not that we thought it was bad per se, just that, despite its two or three highlights, the album wasn't as good as everyone thought it was. All that being said, when alone with a piano, Blake can be heartbreaking and truly outstanding. Nowhere is that more apparent than on his cover of Joni Mitchell's absolute classic "A Case of You" which deservingly received the full video treatment, and is included on his recent EP Enough Thunder, that has gotten far more play around here than his actual debut. What's it say though when your two best songs are covers?

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