alt-J ‎– An Awesome Wave

Infectious Music ‎– INFECT134LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, White

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Intro
A2 Interlude1
A3 Tesselate
Violin – Kirsty Mangan
A4 Breezeblocks
A5 Interlude 2
A6 Something Good
A7 Dissolve Me
B1 Matilda
B2 Ms
B3 Fitzpleasure
B4 Interlude 3
B5 Bloodflood
Vocals [Additional] – St Ronan's Chamber Choir
B6 Taro
Cello – Rachael LanderViolin – Kirsty ManganVocals [Additional] – St Ronan's Chamber Choir

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Gatefold sleeve with lyrics on the inside and printed inner sleeve.
Includes Download Code (sticker inside the gatefold).

The inside of the sleeve lists a track at the end of the album called "Handmade (Secret Track)" that is not included on the LP but is included in the download.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker On Packaging): 5050954271716
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Into Side A Variant 1): INFECT134LP-A 99285E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Into Side B Variant 1): INFECT134LP-B 99285E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Into Side A Variant 2): INFECT134LP-A 99285E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Into Side B Variant 2): INFECT134LP-B 99285E2/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Into Side A Variant 3): INFECT134LP-A 99285E1/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Into Side B Variant 3): INFECT134LP-B 99285E2/H

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LIB140CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Liberator Music, Infectious Music LIB140CD Australia 2012 Sell This Version
none alt-J An Awesome Wave(14xFile, AAC, Album) Infectious Music none UK, Europe & US 2012
INFECT134CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album, Gat) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
2-531756 alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Atlantic, Canvasback, Infectious Music 2-531756 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CD UK 2012 Sell This Version


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November 1, 2019
Yes this pressing is noisy plays like shit.. too bad. Avoid this white issue


March 25, 2019

Awesome album, great gatefold packaging and heavy white vinyl. However, slight static/ fuzzy noise in background and occasional pops and crackles. It has got better the more I play it which is strange but overall a bad pressing.


May 9, 2018
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.


November 30, 2017

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!


August 2, 2017
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.


June 22, 2017
I have the white EU pressing and it sounds awful. Horrible static throughout the entire record, clicks and pops. It's unlistenable.


June 13, 2017
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!


May 6, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

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...


April 27, 2017

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. :)


October 23, 2016
I have the white pressing and it sounds exellent. I did not even clean the record before playing. I usually do, but this vinyl look perfectly clean.