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The Best Alt-J Albums, Ranked

Updated July 1, 2019 43 votes 18 voters3 items

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We're ranking the best alt-J albums of all time. One of the best bands who performed on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, alt-J's discography features a unqiue blend of indie rock, electronica, and folk music. What is the greatest alt-J album ever?

From their debut album An Awesome Wave to their 2017 album Relaxer, this list of alt-J albums also includes Grammy-nominated album This Is All Yours, which features their singles "Left Hand Free" and "Every Other Freckle."

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  • An Awesome Wave
    Photo: Infectious

    1. Intro
    2. ❦ (The Ripe & Ruin)
    3. Tessellate
    4. Breezeblocks
    5. ❦ (Guitar)
    6. Something Good
    7. Dissolve Me
    8. Matilda
    9. Ms 
    10. Fitzpleasure 
    11. ❦ (Piano)
    12. Bloodflood
    13. Taro (ends at 5:04; hidden track Hand-Made starts at 10:04 following 5:00 of silence)

    Pitchfork score: 4.8/10

    • Release Date: 2012
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    Relaxer

    Relaxer
    Photo: Infectious, Atlantic

    1. 3WW
    2. In Cold Blood 
    3. House of the Rising Sun
    4. Hit Me Like That Snare
    5. Deadcrush 
    6. Adeline
    7. Last Year
    8. Pleader

    Pitchfork score: 4.5/10

    • Release Date: 2017
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  • This Is All Yours
    Photo: Infectious

    1. Intro
    2. Arrival in Nara
    3. Nara
    4. Every Other Freckle
    5. Left Hand Free
    6. ❦  (Garden of England)
    7. Choice Kingdom
    8. Hunger of the Pine
    9. Warm Foothills
    10. The Gospel of John Hurt
    11. Pusher 
    12. Bloodflood Pt. II
    13. Leaving Nara (ends at 2:00; hidden track "Lovely Day" (Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough) starts at 12:00) (Garden of England)

    Pitchfork score: 4.0/10

    • Release Date: 2014
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