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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATLAS02CD James Blake James Blake(CD, Album) Atlas Recordings (2), A&M Records ATLAS02CD UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none James Blake James Blake + Klavierwerke E.P.(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Music Publishing Group none UK 2011 Sell This Version
none James Blake James Blake(11xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Polydor none Germany 2011
none James Blake James Blake(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Atlas Recordings (2) none UK 2011
ATLAS02LP James Blake James Blake(2xLP, Album) Atlas Recordings (2) ATLAS02LP UK 2011 Sell This Version
B0015443 01 James Blake James Blake(2xLP, Album) Universal Republic Records B0015443 01 US 2011 Sell This Version
275 547-0 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album) A&M Records 275 547-0 Thailand 2011 Sell This Version
ATLAS02CD James Blake James Blake(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records ATLAS02CD US 2011 Sell This Version
2755470 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album) A&M Records 2755470 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
2755470 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album) Atlas Recordings (2) 2755470 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
UICP-1126 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album) Atlas Recordings (2), A&M Records UICP-1126 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
0602527856650-86 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album + CD, EP) Atlas Recordings (2), A&M Records 0602527856650-86 Poland 2011 Sell This Version
DG30001 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album + CD, EP) Universal DG30001 South Korea 2011 Sell This Version
2781373 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album + CD, EP) Atlas Recordings (2), A&M Records 2781373 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
ATLAS05CD James Blake James Blake(CD, Album + CD, EP) Atlas Recordings (2), A&M Records ATLAS05CD UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
UICP-9045/6 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album, Ltd + CD, EP) Atlas Recordings (2), A&M Records UICP-9045/6 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
A&M22 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album, Promo) A&M Records, Atlas Recordings (2) A&M22 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none James Blake James Blake(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Num, Promo) A&M Records, Atlas Recordings (2) none UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
UICY-78426 James Blake James Blake(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Polydor UICY-78426 Japan 2017 Sell This Version

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djchilxxn

djchilxxn

April 17, 2017
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, ATLAS02LP
Wow, what an incredible vinyl. so well pressed - i knew it would be. James Blake is so f••••ing classic. I have a question: does anyone else have the Matt @ AIR signature on lp.1 side a and lp.2 side a. The signature is cut into the vinyl. It is a unique signature on each record. I've never seen this before and can't find anything about it on google.
drfindley

drfindley

March 25, 2017
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, B0015443 01
The UK pressing sounds much, much better. This one sounds digitally dead.
zacksparrow

zacksparrow

February 15, 2017
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, B0015443 01
Watch out for the newest batch of these. Pressed by United, and they are really noisy and distorted.
setera

setera

March 26, 2016
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, ATLAS02LP
It says:
"Release includes a coupon with a code for free downloading of a digital version of the album."
I bought this album Mint from Amazon.de and didn't find any coupon.
Aharker95

Aharker95

March 24, 2015
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, B0015443 01
Nice, solid pressing. Though I seem to have gotten a copy that has the labels on the wrong side.
blankpage123

blankpage123

October 16, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, ATLAS02LP
I have a problem, i bought this and when i play "There's a Limit To Your Love" and the next songs the needle starts to jump like a motherfucker. Anybody has the same trouble?
flowinpoet74

flowinpoet74

September 26, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, B0015443 01

I'm glad this record exists and was created. It's not cool to read when someone doesn't like something. I think people need to understand that we're going to react to things differently because of WHO WE ARE...not because of what the album is.
neocactar

neocactar

May 3, 2012
referencing James Blake, CD, Album, ATLAS02CD
Wasn't really sure what to expect from this album. The name 'James Blake' seems to get passed around a lot, but I've never stopped to read-up on him. I've heard a few things by him in mixes, mainly fairly good (UK) dubstep.

Discogs has this album as 'Leftfield, Dubstep, Soul, Vocal'. After my first listen, it felt comparable to a minimal indie rock or spoken-word album - any Dubstep is minimized to an 'influence' role. The music is secondary to his voice in most tracks, playing an emphasis or punctuation role. Sometimes the music drops out altogether.

In the best tracks, this feels like he's surpassed the need for complicated sound structures beyond what his voice and some slight modulations produces, and created something that's hard to compare to.

But if that seems too pretencious (and about a third the time it is for me), you're limited to the tracks with a bit more music ('I Never Learnt To Share', 'I Mind', and the one most people are likely to have heard, 'Limit To Your Love'). But even those have to be surrounded by similar material - they don't transition well with anything other than minimal techno or ambient or quiet indie stuff, just because there's so little to transition with. So you'll want to listen to the album on it's own (easy to do on a CD, but something to remember for a digital purchase), or gather stuff of similar sound to accompany it.

All in all, it's worth hearing, and you might even quite like it: it's definitely unique. But you can just as easily be bored if his voice turns you off, since that's all there is. Borrow it if you can (don't youtube it unless you can get a playlist with all the tracks together), and see if it works for you.
ELyday

ELyday

March 7, 2012
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, ATLAS02LP
Does anyone else hear occasional soft pre-echo of the tracks before the songs start on their vinyl copies? Notably on 'Limit to your love' and the beginning of 'Why don't you call me', I can hear the beginning of the track really softly before the actual song starts a second later... not on all tracks though. Is it a defect or alternate vinyl mix? Either way, it sounds pretty tripped out. Wanted to hear if others had this happen on their copies...
oopu

oopu

December 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing James Blake, 2xLP, Album, B0015443 01
Its true, didnʻt want to believe it but...i heard this when it first came out on CD and was underwhelmed, but right now i am listening to it on vinyl and its utterly transformed, i get it now, pure tones and frequencies and a lot of backgound mmm, depth, the negative void space is there, a presence, its not nothing, its it own sound, wrapped in 3D....wow amazing. An inside secret...most people will hear this on a mid-rate quality digital file out of little speakers and like plastic flowers, it will never touch all your given senses in the way the real thing can. Its kinda radial what he is doing here when you juxtapose this against the current pop trends of hyper maximalist compressed loud midrange-y walls of glop. An argument to take back the missing frequencies...