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An Awesome Wave

28 May 2012

4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Interlude I
Interlude II
Something Good
Dissolve Me
Interlude III

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  • Original Release Date: 28 May 2012
  • Label: Infectious
  • Copyright: 2012 Infectious Music
  • Total Length: 43:52
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 623 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. 20 Jun 2012
By Tetlee
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Been struggling a bit the last year or two to find any new music that inspires.

Took a gamble on this having never heard any Alt-J before, read the reviews and listened to the audio samples and that was enough already to convince me it was worth a purchase.

Wow, what an album! definately the best new music album I've purchased in some years, absolutely wonderful from start to finish and a breath of fresh air amoung the sea of drivel that floods the market these days.

The vinyl release is a nice heavy white vinyl and as with many recent vinyl releases comes with a dowload code for an MP3 of the album, went straight on my phone for when I'm out and about :-)

Highly recommended, thanks to Alt-J my faith in great new music has been restored.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much praised and deservedly so 9 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Alt j have been rightly praised for this quite beautiful and subtle work of art. If that sounds pretentious then it fits but this is forgivable as it is so good.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a breath of fresh air 22 Sep 2012
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Personally i think this album is the breath of fresh air that music nowadays has craved. Totally original piece of work, nothing ive heard (so far) out there sounds like this.
it has elements of folk, indie, slight dub-step beats and beautiful harmonies. The band came up with a new genre to describe their music its called 'folk-step'

this album is a deserved nominee of the mercury music prize, i would put it in the top 3 out of that list.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... 20 Jan 2013
By K
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Just... yeah. This album is lovely. Listen to it. All of it. At once, in order.

Also, Amazon downloads are pretty good, not the cheapest of things but sound quality is excellent (obviously, you pay for it) and can be loaded onto multiple devices and burnt to CDs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well received gift 18 Jan 2013
By R. Hook
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought for my girlfriend & she loves it, was keen on first play & has not stopped playing it again & again in her car.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly Different 14 Jun 2012
By Dancin'
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't write many recommendations, nor reviews. However, I do try to invest in buying new bands' releases partly because I'm looking for something different, maybe something fresh and I think that it's important that the new is encouraged as much as possible.

Regarding this album, upon the first listen, I must admit that I wasn't sure about this CD. It certainly was different but I wasn't at all sure about the vocal style, but a few days on, and a few more listens - and I have a different view.

They are not Radiohead. But then again they are even less like anyone else either.

If you like clever, intriguing music, that ranges from the melodic acoustic interludes, to taught sharp clever and well constructed songs, then give this a go.

This is not your average garage band. Sure, maybe they've been locked in a basement for too long, but this band aspire to be technically better than most, and to be more fun - and in my opinion they are.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!! 2 Sep 2012
By Jimbo72
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Absolutely amazing, a breath of fresh air...cannot recommend it enough, you need to buy this if you care about music....
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding...if it gets you (or you get it). 12 Nov 2012
Format:Audio CD
Not being a prolific reviewer, something has to make me feel passionate to write about it. This album has now won the Mercury Music Prize and there is much being written about it, most of which is good. Overall, there is a lot of pretentious spewing, both favourable and some not so. Just look at some of the nonsense on metacritic.
I will not demand you buy this, I will not tell you how empty your life will be without it but I will not tell you how dreadful it is either.
I feel inspired to share my opinion though, which as you have already probably guessed, is that I think it is outstanding.
It is not an easy first listen. It feels slightly disjointed and awkward at times. The vocals are unusual but they just do it for me. The lyrics are clever in places and slightly bizarre in others but allow for your own interpretaton. As familiarity with the album grew, so did my appreciation of its beauty.
It's not a particularly lively album, you won't be dancing around the living room listening to it or sticking it on to liven up a party. I actually prefer listening to it when I'm on my own.
The songs and interludes cover love, loss, pain and life. It is a wistful, emotional listen and progresses impressively throughout. It is an album that I listen to from start to finish, repeatedly.
There are also dips into modern culture. If you love the film 'Leon', you will love 'Matilda'. 'Taro' covers the fabled love of 2 war photographers. Rarely does an album make me look into the story behind songs in the way I have with Taro and Capa.
To say this is forging a new music genre is perhaps overstating things. There are hints of other bands in here.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant !
I love this album, buy it and you will love it too. Alt -J have become one of my favourite bands after
hearing this.
Published 16 days ago by Lynne Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of the past few years
I can listen to it over and over, I am always loving it. I am transported in the Alt-J world everytime.
Published 29 days ago by Le Maitre Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, unique album
This is one of my favourite albums within my vinyl collection, all tracks are interesting and composed well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by George Rockell
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have album for the collection!
Excellent album, chilled out,with a mixture of different instruments making some interesting sounds and catchy tunes. Definitely my favourite album at the moment!
Published 2 months ago by Nicola Kimberly Merry
4.0 out of 5 stars We'll worth a listen.
Definitely 'different' and we'll worth a listen. Saw them on a TV broadcast of some festival during the summer of 2013 and I put it on my Christmas list!
Not disappointed. ;-)
Published 2 months ago by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
If you haven't heard of Alt-J where have you s a great upbeat record that great to dance to and great to listen to while driving.
Published 3 months ago by S. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant band
An incredible album from a brilliant band. Cant stop listening to it and it is on in my car wherever i go. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Georgia
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
A great album I came across on spotify by accident. It is very mellow but full of great songs. Awesome indeed.
Published 3 months ago by musicfan09
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those albums you can listen to time and again
Personally I've been hooked on this album since I first heard it. One of those ones that I can listen to again and again and still notice something new.
Published 4 months ago by Amy mOo
5.0 out of 5 stars OR..iginal music, SOME Band we have here!
Listened and watched them on Youtube and just had to buy this album......especially with the DVD deluxe version. My daughter first introduced me to them via Taro and I was hooked. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Morten Kaers4
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