Most successful bands endure a long haul before they gain recognition, but Alt-J’s career shot up like a comet upon the release of their debut album. The band’s success culminated in their winning the coveted 2012 Mercury Prize in the UK. Enter their new album This Is All Yours. It’s really laid-back, even more so than the first record. Besides the three songs heard prior to release which are all highlights, make sure you hear “Warm Foothills”. Its choral beauty is stunning. Joe Newman’s vocals are enhanced with spliced words contributed by Connor Oberst, Lianne La Havas, Sivu, and Marika Hackman. Contributed by Bruce Rave.
Reviewed by b3