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Can I have my money back

Instrumentally they're great but get too weird with lyrics, only worth while songs are breeze, something good (which is a masterpiece), and maybe Matilda but who the f is Matilda anyways? Not relatable


After hearing Fitzpleasure on the radio while changing and leaving work my ears perked up with curiosity.

The contrast of textures this band is able to put together is astounding. Gentle melodies, strange vocals, crunchy synth leads and heavy drums all working together in ways that don't quite seem like they should work, but they do. This is a great, innovative and refreshing album.

And yes the vocals are a bit strange, I prefer to look at the vocals as another layer, another texture, an instrument per-se. If you like interesting music this album will not disappoint.


This album was the exact thing I needed as I sat in my room unable to sleep. Every track had me floored.


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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