Review: alt-j – This Is All Yours

alt-J was propelled from emerging indie band status to a national news story last year when the band’s debut An Awesome Wave won the Mercury Music Prize. Such a meteoric rise puts pressure on a group, especially when it comes to the traditionally “difficult” second album. But even with the departure of bassist Gwil Sainsbury, which trimmed the original line-up to a three piece, alt-J … Continue reading Review: alt-j – This Is All Yours

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The Soapbox : It’s only words

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A few years ago BBC Radio 2 conducted a survey among its listeners to determine what is the best opening line to a song. Due to the age demographic of Radio 2 listeners, the suggestions mainly hailed from the ’60s and ’70s, an era where many lyrics played a rather important part of the overall song. Continue reading “The Soapbox : It’s only words”