Alt-J – This is All Yours

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Here are Alt-J again, after the huge success around their first LP, that we reviewed on Twist & Sound here (in French only).
Since 2012, the band could be seen on each and every festival and TV shows, announced their new LP like rock stars and sold out the O2 in London. That’s a huge step for small band that was completely unknown a few years back. This does not please at all those hipsters-of-a-day at Pitchfork, who clearly blame their quick exposure and success.
At Twist & Sound, we don’t really care to be perfectly honest. We found This is All Yours to be a very nice album. You’ll find the same weird atmosphere which is clearly an Alt-J signature, mixing multiple instruments in a solemn way. Unless you’re native or bilingual, you’ll also get the general feeling that these folks are not singing in English. They are.
We particularly liked “Left Hand Free”, which is absolutely not in the same style as the rest of the album. A sticky, rocky riff which is very simple and yet very good. We would suggest the band to explore into that direction a lot more in future albums!
Simply put: if you liked An Awesome Wave you’ll probably enjoy This is All Yours!

  • Nara, Left Hand Free, The Gospel Of John Hurt, Bloodflood Pt. II