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  • Summary: The follow-up to the British indie rock trio's Mercury Prize-winning debut was produced by Charlie Andrew and is its first without bassist Gwil Sainsbury, who left the band for personal reasons.
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Hunger of the Pine
Sleeplessly embracing Butterflies and needles Line my seamed-up join Encased in case I need it In my stomach, for my heart Chain mail Hunger of the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    85
    Alt-J taking their distinct sound but adding and subtracting those small building blocks to make something familiar yet beautifully innovative. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.72]
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    80
    For the time being their concoctions remain a successful blend of sardonic and mystical, and will most likely win them a stream of new fans.
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    80
    That penchant for edgy refinement, along with frontman Joe Newman's impossibly fluid voice, remains the band's most effective weapon, but it's hard to pinpoint where and when that magic occurs, as it's so effortlessly woven into the group's sound.
  4. Sep 16, 2014
    70
    Overall, then, This Is All Yours is a respectable follow-up to an acclaimed debut that raised the bar for alternative music.
  5. Sep 24, 2014
    70
    The band achieves a surprising degree of poignancy by consistently handling these potentially outrageous moments without the slightest trace of irony.
  6. 67
    On their second album, This Is All Yours, they compensate for their own quirks by granting access points both for the radio-only audience and for the Internet music fans.
  7. Alternative Press
    Sep 4, 2014
    30
    The larger flaw of This Is All Yours is the excessive studio ornamentation attached to songs like "Choice Kingdom" and "Hunger Of The Pine" that fails to cover up unbalanced, disjointed writing. [Oct 2014, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Oct 22, 2014
    10
    They've won the Mercury Prize and lost a band member since their debut album. But even so, they haven't suffered from "second album syndrome"They've won the Mercury Prize and lost a band member since their debut album. But even so, they haven't suffered from "second album syndrome" like many other bands in recent years have done.

    There's nothing at all too bad about this album, despite some fans expressing dislike of it. I'm sure there's a few people expressing their dislike of the Miley Cyrus sample in "Hunger of the Pine", but personally, as much as I dislike Cyrus, I think the sample adds to the song.

    In short, the album isn't a massive triumph, but it's far from a disaster.
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  2. Oct 6, 2014
    10
    I've loved Alt-J from the first time i ever heard their music. I was extremely nervous that their second album wouldn't be as good as AnI've loved Alt-J from the first time i ever heard their music. I was extremely nervous that their second album wouldn't be as good as An Awesome Wave, but it exceeded my expectations. This album contains slower songs but they are still amazing. Many of those out there who gave bad scores just don't like Alt-J's style.On my Itunes account, 13 Alt-J songs are in my top 25 most played list, half of them being from this new album. Alt-j is and will continue to be my favorite band. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2018
    9
    A beautiful sophomore effort; Alt-J outdo themselves on This is All Yours. The gently rising textures of Nara, the soft undertones of WarmA beautiful sophomore effort; Alt-J outdo themselves on This is All Yours. The gently rising textures of Nara, the soft undertones of Warm Foothills...the album feels as cohesive as its predecessor, with a greater emphasis on melody and tone. The subtlety that characterized An Awesome Wave expresses itself here in drifting currents that elevates you to new planes of emotional complexity. Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    Unlike An Awesome Wave, This Is All Yours does not have strong stand alone songs. But as a full album listened through the in entirety it isUnlike An Awesome Wave, This Is All Yours does not have strong stand alone songs. But as a full album listened through the in entirety it is amazing and atmospheric. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2016
    8
    83/100. Really good album by a band that is usually overlooked by people. Alt-J can really put together an album that transports you to a83/100. Really good album by a band that is usually overlooked by people. Alt-J can really put together an album that transports you to a different place, and listening to this did just that. Great album, however there were some songs that felt as if they dragged on and repeated themselves too much. Other than that, more than worth a listen. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    7
    This is All Yours is a bit hard to describe; it's like An Awesome Wave, but also very different. The key differences between this one and theThis is All Yours is a bit hard to describe; it's like An Awesome Wave, but also very different. The key differences between this one and the debut are the length and the tone. This album is nearly an hour, while AAW was just over 40 minutes. For the most part, the music on this album is more subtle and quiet than the music on An Awesome Wave. Good examples of the more subtle, quiet music on this sophomore album would be "Arrival in Nara," "Nara," "Choice Kingdom," the bonus track, and a few others. For the most part, it's a calm, mellow, easy-going record that would please people who like that kind of music. As is the norm for Alt-J, the lyrics are abstract, but less abstract than the ones on their debut. A few songs on this record are clearly built around sexual attraction, like "Left Hand Free" and the female-singer-assisted "Warm Foothills." The former is the most traditional song Alt-J has ever made; the most radio-ready and similar to other Alt-rock. It lacks the original Alt-J flair that nearly every all of their other songs boast. The vocals on this album are just as intriguing as they are on the debut, and make this album stand out among other Alt albums. This is All Yours doesn't have much wrong with it; most of the music is interesting, original, and pleasant. It's only shortcomings are it's lack of big, majestic moments - like on the debut - and unoriginal, unimpressive "Left Hand Free." TiAY is a pretty solid album. While it's true that I don't like it as much as Alt-J's debut, I couldn't call it a slump. It's a 7.5. Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2014
    0
    this was disapointing tbh i was sooo bored listening to this. thank god it ended at some point lol i dont recommend this snoooooooooooze festthis was disapointing tbh i was sooo bored listening to this. thank god it ended at some point lol i dont recommend this snoooooooooooze fest dont buy it it's boring Expand

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