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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May 14, 2020

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!


May 2, 2020

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.


March 3, 2020

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.


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!