It’s been an interesting ride into alt-J‘s second album, This Is All Yours. Their first single Hunger of the Pine featured a Miley Cyrus sample while their second single, Left Hand Free was an Americana track which the band claimed to not really like themselves. Every Other Freckle is the most straightforward offering yet, focussing on their trademark harmonies and finicky guitar-work. There’s a bit of distortion in there which separates it from the crystalline production of An Awesome Wave, presenting something that’s both gritty and a little calypso flavoured. Once again, they’re proving very difficult to classify which is probably a good thing.
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