We’re not too sure if Alt-J has lost the plot – there were some red flags in This Is All Yours, but we didn’t think it had gotten this bad. First we’ve got the weird harmony thing that works when it’s an Alt-J song but evidently not in this one, and on top off that, Joe Newman’s reading the lyrics off a piece off paper?! Completely unacceptable. The timing shifts all throughout the song, and not in a good way. It’s not a bad performance, but it was definitely not the best take on ‘Latch‘. We’ll be sticking to the original.
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