Alt-J — Adeline
Album: Relaxer
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6.6

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Total ratings: 274









Released: 2017
Length: 5:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh, my Adeline, ooooh
Down in Tasmania
Where the devil's jaws are far too weak
To tear you away

Ooh, I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well

Oh, my Adeline
I watch your morning swim again
Oh, cold from the blue sky
Strokes from passing mopeds
My sweet Adeline

Ooh, I wish you well (my Adeline)
I wish you well
I wish you well (my Adeline)
I wish you well

And the auld triangle went jingle jangle
On the Royal Canal
My Adeline was swimming
Sweet Adeline was singing
To the tune of Royal Canal

Swim
Swim on
Swim on
Swim on
Swim
Swim on
Swim on
Swim on

And the auld triangle went jingle jangle
On the Royal Canal
My Adeline was swimming
Sweet Adeline was singing
To the tune of Royal Canal

I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
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Really like this one, I just find it really unique and cool. People may not like the "ya yas" but i find them unique
"ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya" {#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}
Still on the fence about this guy. Like some of his stuff. Not this, though.
Damn, that was annoying.
Blech.  Just that - blech.
Just saw Alt J live.  This band is outstanding...some of the most interesting musical creations I've heard in years.  
 jgriffin56 wrote:

Ruins it for me.  I can get along with the rest but this is not up to their previous standard.

 
Agreed! I like the song except for that. It gets on my nerves! Love Alt-J though.
 lizardking wrote:

Alt-J is still pretty new to me, and outside of Tessellate, I don't think I could name another song of theirs that I like.  I did find their NPR "tiny desk concerts" amusing, https://youtu.be/8zHdLF3-coA?t=10s - and I really appreciate their willingness to do this sort of 'gig' - maybe I'll start liking them more.  I still can't get over the feeling that they're a middle school band playing with a $100 Casio keyboard.  Maybe that's what to love about them?

I'll give this one a 6 and re-rate if/when needed.  Long Live RP!

 
From seeing them on Later with Jools Holland a while back, I can say that they have more than a Casio keyboard, though they do try to replicate a fairly 'naive' sound for all their love of electronics (the band name, I've heard, comes from a key combo on Apple's Garage Band app). The quirky voice and percussion always get my attention. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but it's always worth listening to. As for "middle school", again going by unreliable memory, they were all students at Leeds University.

Alt-J is still pretty new to me, and outside of Tessellate, I don't think I could name another song of theirs that I like.  I did find their NPR "tiny desk concerts" amusing, https://youtu.be/8zHdLF3-coA?t=10s - and I really appreciate their willingness to do this sort of 'gig' - maybe I'll start liking them more.  I still can't get over the feeling that they're a middle school band playing with a $100 Casio keyboard.  Maybe that's what to love about them?

I'll give this one a 6 and re-rate if/when needed.  Long Live RP!


Looking fwd to listening to the new album. Have loved the two previous.
love this song, the rest of the cd is not so great.
 pinto wrote:
That incessant wah-wah baby crying in the background....

 
Ruins it for me.  I can get along with the rest but this is not up to their previous standard.
 pinto wrote:
That incessant wah-wah baby crying in the background....

 
Yup...
That incessant wah-wah baby crying in the background....