These Go To 11 Awards: Top Albums

Around this time each year we have the ask, has the whole world gone list crazy? And yes, we have, and ours go to eleven. Here’s our favorites this year.

What’s New In Music This Week

This Week: James Blake brings Enough Thunder; Future Islands’ third album is solid; Bjork is weird and wonderful; Still Corners’ dark lullabies.

James Blake: BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

James Blake spins a fantastically eclectic mix for BBC’s Radio 1 Essential Mix, blending dubstep, R&B and hip-hop with some classical favorites and even debuting some new tunes of his own. Two hours of awesome.

Spotlight: Cover Love

How do we even start to cover the covers? Maybe with some connections: Dirty Beaches does Johnny Cash — Cash does Nine Inch Nails — Reznor & Karen O do Zeppelin — it just goes on from there.

Spotlight: The R&B Influence

Is R&B back? Or maybe our original concept of the genre is evolving and broadening. Here are five artists that showcase R&Bs current progression.

James Blake “Lindisfarne”

Friends perform a solemn (and icky) ritual in the newest video from the buzz-laden James Blake. He’s on tour now and well worth catching.