Alt-J Songs Ranked

Alt-J (stylized as alt-J, real name Δ) is an English indie rock band formed in 2007 in Leeds, by Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Thom Sonny Green (drums), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals), and Gwilym Sainsbury (guitar/bass). Their debut album An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012 in Europe, and in September 2012 in the United States, and won the 2012 British Mercury Prize. Sainsbury left the band in early 2014. Their second album, This Is All Yours, was released on 22 September 2014 and went straight to the UK as number one. As a replacement for Sainsbury, Cameron Knight became a supporting member for alt-J’s live shows, playing guitar, bass, and sampler. In 2017, the band released their third studio album, Relaxer, and are currently playing as a trio. Here are all of Alt-J’s songs ranked.

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15. Bloodflood (An Awesome Wave 2012)

“Bloodflood is honestly one if their best songs it takes you to such a dark place but in such a beautiful way I just can’t describe it”

14. 3WW (Relaxer, 2017)

“This is an extremely underrated song that is absolutely beautiful. Though the start may be slow, those who are resilient and patient will be pleasantly treated to a masterpiece.”

13. Dissolve Me (An Awesome Wave 2012)

“I think the sound the sea makes is a reference to his lovers breathing when she is sleeping. The breathing in and out related to the crash and lull of waves.”

An Awesome Wave - Album by alt-J | Spotify

12. Warm Foothills (This Is All Yours, 2014)

“This song is seriously perfect. I love how there are different types of vocals and I love how the girl adds some softness. This song is very calm and unexplainably amazing with the instruments and the voices!”

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11. Nara (This Is All Yours, 2014)

“Amazing song. Huge alt-J fan and I’d have to say this might be there most beautiful and complex song. Love the tempo changes. At the 2:57 mark the song just explodes with the most amazing instrumental alt-J have ever done.”

10. The Gospel of John Hurt (This Is All Yours, 2014)

“You know how setting a song as your alarm is a quick way to get tired of it? I’ve had this as my alarm for months now and I LOVE hearing it every time. I wake up feeling magical and chilled out”

alt-J: This Is All Yours Album Review | Pitchfork

9. Something Good (An Awesome Wave, 2012)

“The instrumentation on this is breathtaking. I love when all aspects of the music are of the same caliber. Very lovely piano, and tender lyrics.”

8. Every Other Freckle (This Is All Yours, 2014)

“Probably my favorite song on the album. It’s creepy, sexy, and talks about a kitty all in one song. It’s both creepy & sexy that he wants to be part of everything about her to that level.”

7. Hunger of the Pine (This Is All Yours, 2014)

“It might sounds funny, but I cry each time I hear this songs, the build up, the melody, the instruments… Everything is perfect, definitely one of my favorite songs from alt-j and one of my favorite songs of all time”

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6. Left Hand Free (This Is All Yours, 2014)

“This is by far their best song from This is All Yours, it may strive away from their typical sound, but this song is way too damn catchy to go unnoticed. Fantastic chorus, excellent guitar rifts all around, definitely deserves to be in top 10.”

5. Tessellate (An Awesome Wave, 2012)

“I will still refer to this Artist as Alt-J as it is easier to articulate. This is his best short-format release so far. It is from the dream-like side of Indie Pop & verging on beauty.”

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4. Matilda (An Awesome Wave, 2012)

“Inspired by a fictional broom rape while music quirks out of nowhere, this song likes to takes things away, but then gives back even more.”

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3. Fitzpleasure (An Awesome Wave, 2012)

“I love it. It’s sound and beat is different and compelling. The lead singer’s voice adds to the unusual sound of this song. If your in the mood for something different. Go for it. It will grow on you “

2. Taro (An Awesome Wave, 2012)

“Taro is amazing. Too good to be put into words. At first I got hooked on the rhythm of the song and I already loved the song. Once I Googled what the lyrics actually meant, the song just had more emotion and depth. Definitely better than the hip hop music nowadays.”

1. Breezeblocks (An Awesome Wave, 2012)

“Great song! The vocals borders on ridiculous but it pays of in a great way. It has this folky feeling to and this indie-pop attitude. I actually love the last section of the song. Makes the whole deal matter!”