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 (27)

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
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
LOVECD223 alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Love Da Records, Infectious Music LOVECD223 Hong Kong 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
INFECT134CDZZ alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Infectious Music INFECT134CDZZ Europe 2012 Sell This Version
2-531756 alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Atlantic, Canvasback, Infectious Music 2-531756 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDJ Alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited INFECT134CDJ Japan 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDZZ alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CDZZ Russia 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
INFECT134CDZZV alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album) Infectious Music, NMC United INFECT134CDZZV Israel 2012 Sell This Version
LOVECD223X alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album + DVD) Love Da Records LOVECD223X Asia 2012 Sell This Version
INFECT134CDX, 841.A234.046 Alt-J An Awesome Wave(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Ltd, Dig) Infectious Music, [PIAS] Recordings INFECT134CDX, 841.A234.046 UK & Europe 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
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

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Yani_G

Yani_G

August 25, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, RP, 532346-1

I have a similar variant with 2A & 4B on either side of the deadwax with no circle U, so I'm assuming it's another variant of this 2016 reissue. Sounds fantastic! Extremely dynamic, punchy and clear. Never heard the original issue, so I can't compare. But this sounds great to my ears. If there is a minor touch of sibilance in some rare parts, I put it down to my entry level ortofon OM5S stylus and cart, as I do sometimes get slight sibilance on other newer records. Upgrading to a Super OM10 soon, so I'll see if it makes a difference.
marcindobrowolski

marcindobrowolski

June 30, 2020
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

Hi. I am another lucky one who got a really good pressing of this white edition. Great album !!!
ashdsharpe

ashdsharpe

May 14, 2020
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

I seem to be one of the lucky ones who got a good pressing on white.

Mine has zero surface noise and is very clear and clean. Great album too!
gregleo

gregleo

May 2, 2020
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

I confirm what other people here write. This white pressing isn't good. Distortion, noizy background, crackles, buzzing bass, surface noise... I would definitly avoid this pressing.
33rpm_arthur

33rpm_arthur

March 3, 2020
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

I rarely find an album in which every tracks is good... but this is one of them ! This album is astonishing. My pressing is quite good, just a bit of surface noise sometimes and one defect: at the beginning of B3 - Fitzpleasure, I have a crack that make the track go on a loop and I have to intervene manually. But I think this flaw is specific to my LP, maybe I did not take sufficient care of it.
jah-fouks

jah-fouks

November 1, 2019
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP
Yes this pressing is noisy plays like shit.. too bad. Avoid this white issue
lukeandersxn

lukeandersxn

March 25, 2019
referencing An Awesome Wave, LP, Album, Whi, INFECT134LP

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.
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.
IH4N

IH4N

April 18, 2018
edited over 3 years 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.