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This Is All Yours [Explicit]

22 Sep 2014

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Sep 2014
  • Label: Infectious
  • Copyright: 2014 Infectious Music
  • Total Length: 55:28
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00LY9H1X0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Sep 2014
Format: Audio CD
Alt-J are that rare thing - a rock band that genuinely has an "alternative" sound. Unlike most such bands, they make use of dynamics and space in music - they are not scared to be quiet or reflective, slow in tempo with every sound and nuance exposed. Each song is a miniature masterpiece with its own instrumentation and each could be the soundtrack to a moody, atmospheric, but very classy, TV drama.

This album makes use of an unusual variety of acoustic instruments as well as including electronics, samples and programmed music. Guitars are subtle and interweave with drums that never overpower and always add interest. "Choice Kingdom" is preceded by an interlude which has a chorus of Recorders and has vocals that could have been the Fleet Foxes with gentle acoustic guitars and percussion. Bloodflood PT II has distant acoustic piano and a brass arrangement of trombones and euphonium, mixed with programmed beats!

Some tracks sound a bit like Sigur Ros , while others are reminiscent of the slower songs on Joy Division's "Closer" - but the whole always makes for a distinctive group sound that is in fact quite unlike anything else going on and there are no concessions made towards commercial acceptance - each track takes its time and unfolds organically and many become virtually instumentals where the arrangement takes over and the vocals just become one part of the overall texture.

Vocals are important with many backing singers and on "Warm Foothills" different singers seem to alternate every word to haunting effect. Elsewhere sampled vocals are layered and at other time harmonised so that they become part of the instrumental timbre. But it's all part of the unique "sound" and the excellent production.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Miss Eleanor E Simmons on 28 Sep 2014
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From the very first listen, Alt J's debut album 'An Awesome Wave' took my breath away and has rarely been off my CD player since. Needless to say, I was excited for the release of this second album. Despite the first single releases 'Hunger of the Pine' and 'Every Other Freckle' massively wetting my appetite for the second release, I can't help but feel a little disappointed with this new album. Although there are some stand out songs; including 'Nara' and 'The Gospel of John Hurt', the album does lack the drama and originality of 'An Awesome Wave', and the two singles cannot be beaten. 'Left Hand Free' is also a good stand out tune, but doesn't seem to fit in with the sound of the rest of the tracks. It was always going to be almost an impossible act to follow such an outstanding first album. I will still enjoy playing this one, and I am sure I will grow to love some of the other tracks, but you cannot help to draw direct comparisons between the two. I still maintain that Alt J are one of the best bands to come out of this country in the last few years, and their individual sound cannot be compared to anyone else out there. Their song production, imaginative lyrics and monastic sounding voices are completely unique. They are also an excellent live band.
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By Young Offender on 18 Dec 2014
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Listening to this record for about the fifth time on repeat, I can't overstate how wonderful it is. It's so rare to find an album which is this instantly captivating, but which yields such riches from repeat visits, such inspired musicality, lyrical invention and emotional texture - just, wow. 'Choice Kingdom', 'Hunger of the Pine' and 'The Gospel of John Hurt' are perhaps the album's central pinnacles, but (other than the adman's anomaly 'Left Hand Free') it works best as a gorgeously proggy whole.

'This Is All Yours' is at least three times better than their callow debut, but seems to have sold a fraction. Please, please buy this immediately. Alt-J, if you read your reviews - all I can say is thank you for 2014's best album.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JonBanner on 22 Sep 2014
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From first hearing Matilda played late one night on Radio 1 (in 2010 I think) and subsequently downloading everything they released on EP's etc. I waited desperately for the release of An Awesome Wave and was immediately blown away by it.

Like many others, I'm sure, I waited quite nervously for this release. Having heard Hunger of the Pine and Every Other Freckle played on 6 music, I did expect something quite similar to the first album but I'm very pleased to say there is even more depth to this offering.

As one of the previous reviewers mentioned, the singles are superb but the true highlights for me lie in the luxurious depths of the latter part of the album, from Warm Foothills to Leaving Nara.

The only very slight negatives are the slightly 'American Rock' style Left Hand Free and the daft 8 minute or so gap to the hidden track at the end (Magnificent Bill Withers - Lovely Day cover). These however are very minor gripes and certainly don't detract enough to remove the 5 star review.

A second Mercury prize could well be on the way!
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By ScotsBhoy on 22 Nov 2014
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Genius. Some of the songs are on a different level to anything anyone else has done before. Nara, The Gospel of John Hurt, Hunger of the Pine, Bloodflood pt.II. - the just seem as though they are of a different world. I just don't know how you could improve on them, but I felt that after hearing their first album too. Not all the songs on this album jump out at me, but the ones that do are genuinely master pieces. A must buy!
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