alt-J ‎– An Awesome Wave

Genre:
Style:
Year:
Notes:
Winner of the 2012 Mercury Music Prize.

Versions (24)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INFECT134LP alt-J An Awesome Wave(LP, Album, Whi) Infectious Music INFECT134LP Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none alt-J An Awesome Wave (Deluxe Version)(41xFile, AAC, Album, 256 + 3xFile, MPEG-4 Video + ) Infectious Music none UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none alt-J An Awesome Wave(14xFile, AAC, Album) Infectious Music none UK, Europe & US 2012
LIB140CDX alt-J An Awesome Wave(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Liberator Music, Infectious Music LIB140CDX Australia 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDA, 841.A134.023 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CDA, 841.A134.023 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
LIB140CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Liberator Music, Infectious Music LIB140CD Australia 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDZZ alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CDZZ Russia 2012 Sell This Version
2-531756 alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Atlantic, Canvasback, Infectious Music 2-531756 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDZZ alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Infectious Music INFECT134CDZZ Europe 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDJ Alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited INFECT134CDJ Japan 2012 Sell This Version
LOVECD223 alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Love Da Records LOVECD223 Hong Kong 2012 Sell This Version
LOVECD223X alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album + DVD) Love Da Records LOVECD223X Asia 2012 Sell This Version
531756-2 alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album, Dig) Canvasback, Atlantic, Infectious Music 531756-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album, Gat) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDX, 841.A234.046 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album, Ltd, Gat + DVD, Ltd, PAL) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CDX, 841.A234.046 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDP alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) Infectious Music INFECT134CDP UK 2012 Sell This Version
532346-1 alt-J An Awesome Wave(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Infectious Music, Canvasback 532346-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134LP, 841.A134.010 alt-J An Awesome Wave(LP, Album) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134LP, 841.A134.010 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
532346-1 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Infectious Music, Canvasback 532346-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
532346-1 alt-J An Awesome Wave(LP, Album, Whi) Atlantic 532346-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
SLCD 284 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(2xCD, Album) Sheer Sound SLCD 284 South Africa 2013 Sell This Version
532346-1, A 866496 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Mar) Infectious Music Ltd., Atlantic 532346-1, A 866496 US 2016 Sell This Version
532346-1 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Infectious Music, Canvasback 532346-1 US 2016 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 40 Reviews

Add Review

ruolez

ruolez

May 9, 2018
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP
Got a white European pressing and I also have issues with a few tracks. Buzzing bass or something like that, definitely disappointed because the rest of it sounds great.
conditionals

conditionals

April 18, 2018
edited 9 months ago
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, RP, 532346-1

I had the white version which sounded awful and returned it. Eventually picked this up and it sounds much better. Less sibilance.
nickthomas178

nickthomas178

January 4, 2018
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Mar, 532346-1, A 866496
Bought a copy of this on ebay and it just arrived. Haven't had a chance to play it yet, but it seems to have no warping whatsoever, so my hopes are up. An interesting detail however, is that I didn't notice until now that the marbelised blue version of the album has somewhat alternative artwork. It's something of a close up on the original art and has a very strange pixelated effect to it. It almost makes me wonder if my jacket is somehow misprinted? I'm not sure but I love it all the same.
Jaszczomp

Jaszczomp

November 30, 2017
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

Maybe I got lucky but my copy arrived today and it's nearly flawless! Great, dynamic sound, no warps, pops or crackles. Slight surface noise is present only at the beginning of Side A. Fortunately it disappears a few seconds into the first track and cannot be heard on the rest of the LP. Amazing record from an amazing band!
midas801

midas801

August 2, 2017
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP
received mine yesterday, was a little weary of how it would sound after reading the reviews. Mine is quiet and no noticeable pops. Bass gets a bit saturated at parts but besides that its a decent pressing.
alex.rafuse

alex.rafuse

June 22, 2017
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP
I have the white EU pressing and it sounds awful. Horrible static throughout the entire record, clicks and pops. It's unlistenable.
natkingcoal

natkingcoal

June 13, 2017
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP
Received the white pressing today and mine is sightly warped. Only really affects the first three tracks (Intro, Interlude I, Tesselate) but gives the bass a slight static crackle. Honestly not much of an issue and hardly takes away from this fantastic album, but maybe go for a different pressing.
Also the white colour makes it impossible to see where the tracks end so you can't place the needle on a specific one so I would recommended picking up the black one instead for sure!
conditionals

conditionals

May 6, 2017
edited 9 months ago
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

Picked up the white version at JB HiFi in Australia. Really pretty terrible pressing, especially on the intro, as others have stated. Much of the joy of this album comes from the immaculate sound, so the last thing I want is a crappy sounding vinyl. Debating whether to return it and track down another pressing altogether...
davosmall83

davosmall83

April 27, 2017
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

I have the white vinyl and I don't have any issues with the sound at all. I think it's a great pressing. My only complaint is how tight the sleeve is which makes getting the vinyl in and out more difficult than most. An antistatic inner sleeves has made it easier. :)
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

December 21, 2016
referencing An Awesome Wave, CD, Album + DVD, LOVECD223X
The prestigious Mercury Prize in 2012 was won by Alt-J, a young band from Leeds University. Their debut album An Awesome Wave was by the British and Irish professional jury chosen over plates of Ben Howard, Plan B and The Maccabees. Also on the other side of the North Sea was the music press pretty clear: An Awesome Wave came in virtually every eindejaarslijstje. For the Quartet it must have been a particularly exciting year with all sold out shows and high chart positions at home and abroad. All kinds of British folk and rock bands from the past were allowed to provide inspiration, but Alt-J had decided a private sound; catchy, atmospheric and sensitive. The pinched soul voice of singer Joe Newman, the band even more striking. The excellent song material did the rest. The titles of Breezeblocks, Tessel late and sounded aware Fitzpleasure obscure, but these songs became audience favorites. An Awesome Wave was thus the most promising rock debut from 2012.