Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jeff's Top 10 of 2014 - #9: Alt-J - This is All Yours

Alt-J hit my radar a couple years ago, their debut album my favorite of 2012. This was easily one of my most anticipated albums, but you can see the evolution of the band's sound from the last couple years quite clearly in the new album. There are classic Alt-J song structures like "Every Other Freckle" and "The Gospel of John Hurt," and there are different concepts like "Left Hand Free" that show a broader musical range.

With the loss of one of their members prior to the completion of this album combined with their increased popularity means a lot of questions as to where the band will go next. That this album is still really different from their debut and is still one of the best releases of the year is a credit to their abilities. I still love this album, and I can't wait what's coming next.

Song highlights: "The Gospel of John Hurt," "Every Other Freckle."

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