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Alt-J — Hunger of the Pine
Album: This Is All Yours
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1528








Released: 2014
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Sleeplessly embracing
Butterflies and needles
Line my seamed-up join
Encased in case I need it
In my stomach, for my heart
Chain mail

Hunger of the pine
Hunger of the pine

Sleeplessly embracing
Yawn yearns into me
Plenty more tears in the sea
And so you finally use it
Bedding with me you see at night
Your heart wears knight armour

Hunger of the pine
(Miley Cyrus: I'm a female rebel...)

Sleeplessly
Embracing
You

Realization grew on me
As quickly as it takes your hand
To warm the cool side of the pillow
I'm there for you, be there for me
I'll hum the song the soldiers sing
As they march outside our window

Hunger of the pine

Sleeplessly
Embracing
You

Une immense espérance a traversé la terre
Une immense espérance a traversé ma peur
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The vocals at the beginning remind me of the song from the series the bridge (Choir of young believers) 

sexually attractive 
Love their originality in music.  The album cover art is pretty, too.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Every time Alt-J is played, God kills a kitten.
 
Good.  Far too many cats killing far too many garden birds.
 vinylbob wrote:
Album art looks like XTC . Drums and Wires . 
 
Not really but I see what you're seeing.
Thanks Alt-J for exploring the boundaries. And Thanks, Bill, for including us on the ride.
 rocklandlove wrote:
I appreciate their originality, but I just can't deal with that dude's singing voice. Sounds like munchkins on acid.

The 'dude' on the track is a sampled Miley Cyrus...

 tiare wrote:
 I love What they are doing! AND the way that they are doing it. Beats, tones, whine, babble and croone.

Thing is after years of the  "suck my big.." whatever hip hop, and the ever present 4/4 R-n-R of the 70s, Alt-J is pushing, pushing music, pushing imagery, pushing our very complacent sofa sitting arses to listen to something outside all of that.

And, at the grand old age that I have achieved, I am happy to say that I am pleased as punch to still be alive in a time when western music can be recreated and be new again!

of.
bam23 wrote:
I think by now there is enough evidence to render a verdict: the singer's styles is really annoying. It's not based on the frequent complaint here that a given performer has a bad voice (Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, etc.), an argument which I do not find compelling. Of course these judgments are all irrational in a sense. But the truly whiny sound is grating. Especially that lame "chorus" (I'm a female rebel? Is this what it says? If so, what the hell?). The appeal escapes me, even though the instrumental parts are interesting.

 That, of.bam23 is of course your verdict, and you're most welcome to it. However, it remains yours; some others will agree with you. And many will not. You are neither wrong, nor are you right.  


 
Awful and overrated
 xkolibuul wrote:

Really talented?  Not in this tune she ain't...
 
Well, it is just a sample.
Like a sad, weak version of Balinese Gamelan, only a version that is sung. Totally unlistenable. 
 FourFortyEight wrote:
The tune is grand.  I knocked it down from a 7 to a 6 because they brought Miley into it.  And yes, she's really talented.  Her addition feels like a gimick.

Actually, I'm knocking down to a 5 now. 
 
Really talented?  Not in this tune she ain't...
Album art looks like XTC . Drums and Wires . 
The tune is grand.  I knocked it down from a 7 to a 6 because they brought Miley into it.  And yes, she's really talented.  Her addition feels like a gimick.

Actually, I'm knocking down to a 5 now. 
I feel that this is one of the best albums of recent years.  Each song compliments the ones around it for a cohesive flow.

The weakness of this is that the individual songs tend to not stand all that well on their own.  Take them out of the context of the album and you get... well, responses like most of those seen below.
Awful.
 stunix wrote:
 I hear "Im a bebo huevo"! 
 
I will weeble wobble.

(But I won't fall down.)
The video for this song is trippy. Check it out if you havent!
The Bristol office really enjoys it when Alt-J pops up in the mix.  Keep up the stellar work, RP.  We love you.
 FourFortyEight wrote:

This shit turns my stomach. 

 
Like Stunix said... that's your problem mate.
 stunix wrote:
After seeing them live, this has been upped from a 7 to a 9.   This band are original to a strangely addictive degree.   Many dont get it, but that is their problem.  I absolutly love them, and Im so chuffed there is still current music that grabs me like that in a world of Cowell and 1D.   I hear "Im a bebo huevo"!   probably something to do with spanish eggs.

 
Or that rock you smoked when you got back from the Alt-J concert. "I'm a female rebel" coming from Miley Cyrus in this mix.  I don't know which one was trying to sell this song more.

This shit turns my stomach. 
I appreciate their originality, but I just can't deal with that dude's singing voice. Sounds like munchkins on acid.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Every time Alt-J is played, God kills a kitten.

 
No he doesn't - the kitten and him struck up a deal to play dead in exchange for another 8 lives...

Not really dead 
{#Cool} love it
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Every time Alt-J is played, God kills a kitten.

 
As much as I dislike cats, it's just not worth it. I say let the cats live, they are the lesser evil.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Every time Alt-J is played, God kills a kitten.

 
{#No}
 yofitofu wrote:
For whatever reason, the opening to this song absolutely freaks out my dog.Anyone else experiencing this?

 
I've experienced that too...the weirdest thing is I don't even have a dog.
Every time Alt-J is played, God kills a kitten.
After seeing them live, this has been upped from a 7 to a 9.   This band are original to a strangely addictive degree.   Many dont get it, but that is their problem.  I absolutly love them, and Im so chuffed there is still current music that grabs me like that in a world of Cowell and 1D.   I hear "Im a bebo huevo"!   probably something to do with spanish eggs.
I just don't understand. They are just inhumanly pretentious and god-awful. Please, please remove from the rotation ! When I think of the, almost literally, millions of other songs you can play my brain just starts to hurt....
 msymmes wrote:


i think it is miley citrus.

 

 
Moldy Cypress?
Lots of Alt-J airplay suggests lots of requests.
Alt J = Awesome
Compelling.

I need a few more listens. 
I get super annoyed by the "I'm a female rebel" sample. Is that bad?
 I love What they are doing! AND the way that they are doing it. Beats, tones, whine, babble and croone.

Thing is after years of the  "suck my big.." whatever hip hop, and the ever present 4/4 R-n-R of the 70s, Alt-J is pushing, pushing music, pushing imagery, pushing our very complacent sofa sitting arses to listen to something outside all of that.

And, at the grand old age that I have achieved, I am happy to say that I am pleased as punch to still be alive in a time when western music can be recreated and be new again!

of.
bam23 wrote:
I think by now there is enough evidence to render a verdict: the singer's styles is really annoying. It's not based on the frequent complaint here that a given performer has a bad voice (Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, etc.), an argument which I do not find compelling. Of course these judgments are all irrational in a sense. But the truly whiny sound is grating. Especially that lame "chorus" (I'm a female rebel? Is this what it says? If so, what the hell?). The appeal escapes me, even though the instrumental parts are interesting.

 


 bseib wrote:

Woah.. freaky indeed!

 
Well yeah, ...thats the other thing, they really push the envelope in the story Department.

Here is one of many. https://youtu.be/aNYjOVo5IEw 
 yofitofu wrote:
For whatever reason, the opening to this song absolutely freaks out my dog.Anyone else experiencing this?

 
well if you're willing to buy me return flights from UK and hotel then I'd be up for coming to experience your dog freaking out.  {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Laughing}
I am COMPLETELY SMITTEN with ALT-J. Finally someone is pushing for more out of their beats and tones!!!

Although, this is not my fav, it is still better than 3/4s of the music out there in the grand freeway of music called "success" 
 dwhayslett wrote:

He is enthusiastic about his lack of enthusiasm.

 

I believe he might be Jake Jarmel's alter ego!!!!!
Yep, I love this song, especially the way it builds.
For whatever reason, the opening to this song absolutely freaks out my dog.Anyone else experiencing this?
Nope.
Went to see them in Montreal two weeks ago...
Amazing show! Love these guys! {#Music}
 thatslongformud wrote: 
Woah.. freaky indeed!
 dwhayslett wrote:

He is enthusiastic about his lack of enthusiasm.

 
Agreed, but Mr Stingray Mk 2 is a marked (sorry for the pun) improvement over the prior version, so I am happy he is enthusiastic.

There is hope for us all, sez I.


I think by now there is enough evidence to render a verdict: the singer's styles is really annoying. It's not based on the frequent complaint here that a given performer has a bad voice (Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, etc.), an argument which I do not find compelling. Of course these judgments are all irrational in a sense. But the truly whiny sound is grating. Especially that lame "chorus" (I'm a female rebel? Is this what it says? If so, what the hell?). The appeal escapes me, even though the instrumental parts are interesting.
Okay, I give it a bump up now. I think this is better work than their previous album. One thing's for certain — Bill doesn't play pablum.
 scrubbrush wrote:


is your exclamation button stuck or something?

 
He is enthusiastic about his lack of enthusiasm.
 veeerry cooool..{#Music}
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this hungry song...
 Stingray wrote:
For a second album it's OK!

But I am far from enthusiastic!

Still OK, yes - but far from the quality of the first! 

Number-3 will tell the story! 

 

is your exclamation button stuck or something?
For a second album it's OK!

But I am far from enthusiastic!

Still OK, yes - but far from the quality of the first! 

Number-3 will tell the story! 
The local radio station has been playing "Left Hand Free" from the same album.  I really like that one.

What an album enjoying more and more each and EVERY day. Rivaling Awesome Wave” play for me....
Earworm entered -when will it disappear? 


love
no muchas gracias. 
PSD, PSD, PSD.
Second very album from this band.  This song is wonderful, almost as good as Toro.
 ico wrote:
"Plays in last 30 days: 14"
For what? what is our fault? what we have done wrong? :)
 

 
how to vote? can you tell me... is there a button? or dropdown is sufficient?
"Plays in last 30 days: 14"
For what? what is our fault? what we have done wrong? :)
 
 Proclivities wrote:

{#Lol} Orange, lime, or lemon?  Anyhow, interesting use of that sample.

 
Miley is an anagram for limey! {#Eyes}
I'm a little disappointed no one put a ∆ symbol here.

Man, I'm liking this song more and more. Never thought I'd like a song with any Miley Cyrus in it.  
 
 msymmes wrote:


i think it is miley citrus. 

 
{#Lol} Orange, lime, or lemon?  Anyhow, interesting use of that sample.
Saw them live Dec 2013, they're growing on me.
Unique!
this band has an interesting new sound no doubt.{#Music}
 msymmes wrote:


i think it is miley citrus.

 

 
It is.  Drummer was supposed to remix her song, and the band kinda wandered off on a tangent with it!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/20/alt-j-miley-cyrus-supportive-friendship-hunger-of-the-pine
 drfeeleygood wrote:
I guess the female voice sample is Miley Cyress? Really dig this. 
 

 

i think it is miley citrus.

 
check out the freaky video for this..

https://time.com/2992323/alt-j-hunger-of-the-pine-video/
This song is soooo good for the ears...
I guess the female voice sample is Miley Cyress? Really dig this. 
 
{#Clap}  Can't wait to hear more.  
 anika200 wrote:
Oh I forgot to mention, I have tickets to see them in November. I had no idea they had a new cd and I would hear it on here..... Nice {#Biggrin}

 
Hey - me too!  November 19th in Washington, DC!  Very stoked!
Oh I forgot to mention, I have tickets to see them in November. I had no idea they had a new cd and I would hear it on here..... Nice {#Biggrin}
 ico wrote:
he use standart sound clip from ableton library :)

 
It is ok some people are inspired by ordinary things. {#Cool}
he use standart sound clip from ableton library :)
I'm looking forward to the new album and the tour...... very nice song.
Sounding VERY nice...promising.
Me likey. {#Yes}
Finally! I don't think the new album will disappoint - this is good!
Miley Cyrus, yo.
New Alt-J! Yay!