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Alt-J — Something Good
Album: An Awesome Wave
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Released: 2012
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Something good, oh something good tonight will make me forget about you for now.
Get high, hit the floor before you go.
Matador, estocada, you're my blood sport.
But something good tonight will make me forget about you for now
Forty-eight thousand seats bleats and roars for my memories of you,
Now that I'm fully clean the matador is no more and is dragged from view.
Get high, hit the floor before you go.
Matador, estocada, you're my blood sport.
Forty-eight thousand seats bleats and roars for my memories of you,
Now that I am clean the matador is no more and is dragged from view.
But something good tonight will make me forget about you for now.
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Probably my favourite discovery on Radio Paradise.
Thanks for the music.
Even better live!!!!!! 
Best thing since sliced bread.
 Laptopdog wrote:

Out of your 19 song comments, 17 have been complaints about Alt-J.
You might want to let it go, dude.
 
I'm pretty sure 'paradiseregained' is a sock puppet.  Perusing this and a few other Alt-J song comments will probably clue you in as to whose.
Outstanding!
 sfyi2001 wrote:
              

 

Awful. Please stop playing them.
Amazing band, but I cannot not hear Adam Sandler.
OUTSTANDING IN ALL CAPS LOCK.
It's totally worth repeating a gazillion times !
 
 paradiseregained wrote:
They are sooooooooo horrible !  Please, please for the love of all that's holy STOP playing these toads !
 
 
Out of your 19 song comments, 17 have been complaints about Alt-J.
You might want to let it go, dude.
They are sooooooooo horrible !  Please, please for the love of all that's holy STOP playing these toads !
 
I caught these cats at the Neptune theatre in Seattle a few years ago on their first U.S.A. tour. 
Really impressed. They played this album start to finish, and it sounded ridiculously polished and perfect live.
Just saw these guys at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis last week, pretty amazing light show and really high quality sound. Fun band.
 Proclivities wrote:

It died with King Harold II, on October 14, 1066, at the Battle of Hastings.

 
It's true what they say, it's been a long time since rock and roll.
Cool.
 
 Stingray wrote:
What happened to Rock'n'Roll?

 
It died with King Harold II, on October 14, 1066, at the Battle of Hastings.
The production quality of these dudes songs is fantastic, by far the best sound quality on any of my devices, very original sound
Love this band's sound, but cannot not hear Adam Sandler....
I never get tired of this song.
 
 moodfood wrote:

 we heard you the first time, dang.. 

 
Damn! sorry. The app screwed up I think lol
 
 Tylersmyler wrote:
One of the first CDs I got on Columbia House .. For just a penny!

 
 we heard you the first time, dang.. 
Me Likey

Just saw 
https://concert.arte.tv/de/alt-j-chapelle-des-beaux-arts
not sure you can stream it from everywhere in the world but it is well worth the effort...
such a nice venue and concert.
like this a lot.
Fantastic! Thank you.. 

           
                I already forgot everything,.
            But, I remember the small hours.
              And  something good tonight
            Against my will.I pulls a straight
                        Face to me,
            So, sets my body in motion again.
  

 paradiseregained wrote:
For the love of Dog PLEASE stpp plying Alt-J !  They are....well, words fail.
 

 
You have a stop/PSD button, use it, but dont push your choices on us all. If you wanted the light off, turn yours off, dont cut the power to the city.

  I love Alt-J, saw them in concert recently and I also believe they are one of the most interesting new bands around.
For the love of Dog PLEASE stpp plying Alt-J !  They are....well, words fail.
 
 AlienRelic wrote:
He sounds just a bit like Peter Lorre.

 
{#Roflol}



He sounds just a bit like Peter Lorre.
This song is Part of the fantastic Computergame "Life is strange" btw.
 rdo wrote:
I am convinced lyrics are passe...come to think of it, we may as well get rid of language while we're at it ....no one listens to anyone anymore anyway...
 
nobody goes there anymore ... too crowded
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
I can't believe it....I think this band is finally growing on me!

 
I've no idea why, but I do like these folks.
I can't believe it....I think this band is finally growing on me!
 Jelani wrote:
Adam Sandler again?

 
Yup.
Most definitely {#Music} sadly not sure about their new stuff {#Stupid}
 
msymmes wrote:
Absolutely !!!!
 

WonderLizard wrote:
This is pretty much the best album I've heard in the last 18 or so months.

 

 


Adam Sandler again?
Absolutely !!!!
 

WonderLizard wrote:
This is pretty much the best album I've heard in the last 18 or so months.

 


 FourFortyEight wrote:

What?
 
Eh?
 WonderLizard wrote:

Huh?

 
What?
This is pretty much the best album I've heard in the last 18 or so months.
Just upped my score, but isn't the name of this song "Estocada"?
 masonpix wrote:

For InDesigners, Ctrl-Alt-J Rules!

 
I don't use that one, so I had to check it... worst pun ever.
 rdo wrote:
I am convinced lyrics are passe...come to think of it, we may as well get rid of language while we're at it ....no one listens to anyone anymore anyway...
 
Huh?
I am convinced lyrics are passe...come to think of it, we may as well get rid of language while we're at it ....no one listens to anyone anymore anyway...

REMOTE VIEWING, Bill....?

See my comments for the previous (STONE ROSES) song!

Amaaazing! I am stunned...!!!


This song is good, but it's quickly wearing thin the more times I hear it.
 Minimally wrote:
Figured it out ∆

 
For InDesigners, Ctrl-Alt-J Rules!
 Limpopoking wrote:
Oldest there... totally with you on that :) ...as with Taro. 

I got strange looks from some of the kids there, but mostly high 5s.
 
Mrs Poacher and I often seem to be the oldest at some of the gigs we go to nowadays. Sign of our times I suppose. . . its not going to get any better!
 
One day we will get front stage access in our matching bath chairs and associated young nurses who take us. 
My step daughter turned me on to the cool video for this tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNYjOVo5IEw
 Stephenater wrote:
Took my kids to see Alt-J last Friday.  Since they just have the one album, they only played for an hour, but it was a great hour of music!

Pretty amazing they sold out two shows at The Fox in Oakland, and the crowd was definitely into the music. I'm pretty sure I was the oldest one there;)

I expected Tessellate to be the high point, but Taro was my favorite song of the night...

 
Oldest there... totally with you on that :) ...as with Taro.

I got strange looks from some of the kids there, but mostly high 5s.
I saw them in Johannesburg  two weeks ago. It was such a surprise that they made it to African shores.

Whilst I can honestly say, they are not the most awesome live act around, it was just soooooo damned special to be there. I loved Alt-J from the moment I first heard them on RP but certainly never thought I'd be at a live gig of theirs. It was a special night for me and my sweetheart. Just so sad my daughters couldn't have been with us.
Huh.  I guess I must like these guys.  This is the second song of theirs that I've heard routinely on here and both are "quite likable" or better. : )
I'm loving all the Alt-J that's been around these parts lately. Thanks, Bill!
Took my kids to see Alt-J last Friday.  Since they just have the one album, they only played for an hour, but it was a great hour of music!

Pretty amazing they sold out two shows at The Fox in Oakland, and the crowd was definitely into the music. I'm pretty sure I was the oldest one there;)

I expected Tessellate to be the high point, but Taro was my favorite song of the night...
 Stingray wrote:
What happened to Rock'n'Roll?

 

ray willie hubbard took it back to texass
Bill seems very high on this group......{#Bananapiano}
I got the album after hearing this here and it's all very good! Check it out. Thanks RP!
 kojiroh wrote:
....  After all, we all love The Beatles, right?

.....

 
wrong.
Damn good !
Great song, I am good with never hearing it again. Awww the life of someone with severe musical ADD.
Yet another allegory for drug addiction. Not saying it's a bad thing but it's certainly disturbing. After all, we all love The Beatles, right?

Anyways, great song, and such a great music video. I might actually get the album.
Love this entire album. Being in the UK they'd already made it mainstream with "Matilda" before I bought it, but it took RP to make me pay attention.
 
Samba muy rico

Those are some cool high octave piano notes...  that almost puts this in the ten spot...  hmmmm...
 
Gotta give the producer a lot of credit for this fantastic recording !
 
Figured it out ∆
I predict that these guys are going to have some kind of breakthrough hit, like Gotye did, at some point. Their sound is so close to mainstream pop, yet just a little too off-center to catch on just yet. Give it a few years and the mainstream will come to them without them having to move towards the mainstream very much.
So.....to my ears it's Most Excellent during the instrumental bits and Pretty Good when they're singing. So that averages out to a solid Quite Likeable.

This is an immediate EIGHT.   What a fantastic new sound.  
 Limpopoking wrote:

I'm hoping to hell it stays in the era in which it was born and lived. Meantime, we have something good.

 
The rubrick Rock has emorphified into something which i can no longer recognognizate...
wait a minute. estocada? we went from tesselate to estocada? what are these guys edumacated or something? and this song is really about bullfighting? 9
 Stingray wrote:
What happened to Rock'n'Roll?

 
I'm hoping to hell it stays in the era in which it was born and lived. Meantime, we have something good.
Love this one
It's fair to say I like this tune and hopefully more from Alt-J.
LOVE these guys!
This is really interesting, and really different. I think I like, but not sure.
Something CREEPY.
 Stingray wrote:
What happened to Rock'n'Roll?
 

Still living in the Stone Age?
This is my favorite band right now (thanks to RP).{#Yes}
Control. Alt. Delete.
Awesome song- and you're awesome for playing it! Keep up the good work on staying current
My favorite track on the album...for the moment, it keeps changing :)
This is a great album.
love this entire album - so good!
..his voice could make a dirge interesting..those varying vocals with the musical shifts are magical..8 >> 9..
you beat me to the upload by about 4 months loved this the first time I heard it. Glad it's been playing here at RP too.
Ah - a beautiful pulse of happiness when this song come on ;-)
 sans wrote:
Latka Gravas
 
Ha, Ha!   Yeah.....{#Wave}
Keep playing Bill !
Latka Gravas
 Tippster wrote:
Please add more Alt-J!  Great stuff!
 
Ditto here.  First heard on RP.  Bought album.  Totally hooked.
Never heard this either - very good stuff!  Bill is on a roll right now from Vetiver to this to Radiohead "..right place"  - VERY nice set!  Gotta love RP!
Thank you tons for turning me on to this. 
love the album cover. Songz worth at least 7.
Incredible band. I bought the CD right after listening to this song and watching the videos recommended in this thread (plus Breezeblocks and Taro, also really powerful stuff!) and it's got me HOOKED.

Thanks, RP!! Thanks, people, for the additional info!!

A very nice live performance on KEXP: https://youtu.be/pcVRrlmpcWk
Please add more Alt-J!  Great stuff!
I was going through my library to upload some songs to the LRC and this was one I was going to upload. Gotta say I am impressed you added this one says the incredible music snob.{#Lol} Love this song.
This is the only upload that got instant-added. Another one from their debut album went into the review process on the LRC ... unfortunately this process takes so long that by the time judgement is passed, this band will probably have released their second album and this song will be old news.

So while they're still new, here's a music video of another great song from that album to enjoy:



Directed by Alex Southam, "Tessellate" is a twist on Italian Renaissance painter Raphael's 'The School of Athens', set in a modern day gangster's paradise. The incredible 'Tessellate' will be released on 16 July 2012 through Infectious Music. The track is lifted from their stunning debut album 'An Awesome Wave.'
Check out the music video. Holy cow (or bull). Amazing. 
I'd like to here Paul Simon sing this one.
Thank PARADISE! Again, the new find for me. Super!{#Sunny}
What happened to Rock'n'Roll?
Lead singer sounds a lot like Jose Gonzalez.
ah! new music! challengin' music! not a few new dance moves in this album which i've just downloaded, highly recommended! {#Clap} 'on ya rp!
Dig.
Great intro certainly grabbed me, simple and melodic, quite a catchy number.