So many people seem to want to dislike James Blake. I have read many scathing comments regarding his voice from listeners. Perhaps this is a sign that his music isn't for everyone, which is often the case when someone new and individual comes along. Personally I loved his first album and this one builds from where that left off. The songs are more realised and his voice is stunningly engaging. Perhaps he sounds a little like Anthony Hegarty (another new and exciting talent when he first emerged) but that is no bad thing. The production and sampling on the album is excellent and incredibly mature. This is an exceptional album and for me definitely one of the best of the year. James blake is fast becoming a big name in the music industry which is unusual for someone as talented.