alt-J ‎– An Awesome Wave

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Winner of the 2012 Mercury Music Prize.

Tracklist

Intro
Interlude1
Tesselate
Breezeblocks
Interlude 2
Something Good
Dissolve Me
Matilda
Ms
Fitzpleasure
Interlude 3
Bloodflood
Taro

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, Dlx, 256 + 3xFile, MPEG-4 Vid) Infectious Music none UK & Europe 2012
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, Edi) 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
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
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
INFECT134CD alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album, Jew) 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, Promo, Ltd) 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
INFECT134CDJ Alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited INFECT134CDJ Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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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
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.
ronald_broersma

ronald_broersma

October 23, 2016
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP
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.
draculateeth

draculateeth

October 20, 2016
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Mar, 532346-1, A 866496

Solid record. I really love the vibe of An Awesome Wave - it's calming and teasing at the same time, lazily playful. It sounds fantastic, too; I love the layering, chorus effect they've inserted in album. It sounds rich, heavy, and engulfing. The lyrics are also cryptic enough to keep you guessing whilst they spin their sonic web around you. Then there's the feeling of getting lost in the music. Sometimes it's great, but sometimes it leaves me feeling like I've lost track of something.
jimhb

jimhb

August 31, 2016
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Gat, 532346-1
I just purchased another pressing of this lp. The version I have was not pressed at United (no circle U in the deadwax) and is much better than the other one I had and returned.
tartifless

tartifless

July 2, 2016
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

Wonderful pressing, dead silent and well balanced, far more open-sounding than the cd !
I cleaned it right after unboxing, it had a hell lot of static !