BEST ALBUMS OF 2014: Alt-J - This Is All Yours
A worthy follow-up to the acclaimed debut: Alt-J prove why they're one of Britain's most challenging bands.
JOHN KENNEDY TALKS TO ALT-J
Off the back of their debut, An Awesome Wave, Alt-J became one of Britain's finest cultural assets. With tracks like Matilda, Tessellate and Breezeblocks, their redefinition of what rock music could be created a fascinating album that bridged the gap between the experimental and the enjoyable.
The arrival of their long-awaited second album begs the question: can they do it again? With original bassist Gwil Sainsbury departing, the trio of Joe Newman, Thom Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton have reconvened, regrouped and taken the next logical step on the journey.
The new album doesn't reinvent Alt-J's sound, but cleverly expands on the universe they set out on the debut. It's not a party record by any means, but the atmospheres they create make This Is All Yours one of the most satisfying albums of the year.
WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEOS:
ALT-J - LEFT HAND FREE
ALT-J - HUNGER OF THE PINE
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alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine on MUZU.TV.
ALT-J - EVERY OTHER FRECKLE (GIRL)
ALT-J - EVERY OTHER FRECKLE (BOY)
THIS IS ALL YOURS TRACKLISTING:
Arrival In Nara
Every Other Freckle
Left Hand Free
Garden Of England
Hunger Of The Pine
The Gospel Of John Hurt