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New favorite band.

In love with the album. Great band to watch live. Perfect all around.

One of the best albums I’ve come across in some time

Complex lyrics and arrangements, these guys are extremely talented and great live. I spend a bit too much time and money searching for the next album that will be on heavy rotation for me, Alt-J has held a heavy rotation spot for quite some time. Highly recommended.


I can listen to every song over and over again and I do! The songs are beautiful and the meanings behind them are fascinating. None of the songs sound alike and that seems to work. I have fallen in love with this band and can't wait to see what more wonderful music they have to offer.


Formed: 2008 in Leeds, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

English indie rockers Alt-J, named for the delta symbol that appears when pressing "Alt" and "J" on a Mac keyboard, first formed in 2008 under the moniker FILMS. The quartet members, all of whom met at Leeds University, spent two years rehearsing before inking a deal with Infectious Records in 2011. Their signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock was first heard on the 2012 singles "Matilda" and "Fitzpleasure" with the group's full-length studio debut, An Awesome...
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