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  • Audio CD (9 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD
  • Label: Metal & Dust
  • ASIN: B00DR98F0I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (819 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Hey NowLondon Grammar 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Stay AwakeLondon Grammar 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. ShyerLondon Grammar 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Wasting My Young YearsLondon Grammar 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. SightsLondon Grammar 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. StrongLondon Grammar 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. NightcallLondon Grammar 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Metal & DustLondon Grammar 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Interlude (Live)London Grammar 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. FlickersLondon Grammar 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. If You WaitLondon Grammar 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. HelpLondon Grammar 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Darling Are You Gonna Leave MeLondon Grammar 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Help Me Lose My MindDisclosure feat. London Grammar 4:06Album Only
15. High LifeLondon Grammar 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. MaybeLondon Grammar 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. When We Were YoungLondon Grammar 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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Debut album by the British electronic music trio. Featuring 'Hey Now', the track that the band released onto the internet in 2012, 'If You Wait' debuted in the UK Albums Chart at #2. This deluxe edition includes a bonus disc featuring six extra tracks.

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By kate Macaree on 3 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I never leave reviews but this is such a stirring unique album, I couldn't not. This woman is amazing.....people compare her to Florence Welch and I understand why, but this vocalist does heartbreakingly sad like Florence could never do (not being mean, it's just true). Very few albums manage to make a tear roll down my face, but this is one of them. It's not all sad and melancholic but my god, they do it so well! Beautifully produced, a pleasure to own. Thank you London Grammar.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Sprootie on 9 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
The debut album by London Grammar, If You Wait, has, no pun intended, been well worth the wait. The band spent 18 months writing and recording this album, and that patience really shows. It feels to me like there's a lot of bands that rush to get albums out on a wave of hype, then they're rather disappointing, but this is not the case here.
London Grammar's sound could be summed up as a cross between the XX and Florence Welch. They have the chilled minimalistic vibe of the XX, but then Hannah Reid's voice just takes it to a new level. She can do the softer pieces very well, almost whispering at times, but then when it's required, she soars up. She has a tone in her voice that just fits perfectly with the accompaniment.
The album opens with a gentle synth riff which the guitar gentle picks away over the top of. Reid then begins the album with a very gentle opening, 'Hey now, letters burning by my bed for you'. The track continues like this until a gentle crescendo builds and the sound swells up before gently fading away. 'Hey Now' is there best known track to date, and makes a great opening to the album.
'Stay Awake', the second track starts with a ethereal sound slowly flitting around before a piano and guitar play almost in unison. A driving drum beat is then added and Reid's distinctive vocals are then thrown in.
The beauty of this album is how little seems to be going on at any one point. Everything feels like it's been very carefully considered and honed. Nothing feels like it's redundant. But all of this just draws more attention to Reid's voice and allows it to truly take centre stage as it deserves.
'Wating My Young Years', is a gentle almost soulful ballad. Reid wrote the lyrics about an ex-boyfriend, and it shows with lyrics like 'I'm wasting my young years'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Oct. 2014
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Hauntingly beautiful, nocturnal, music to chill out to - no matter how you perceive London Grammar's sound, this is an easy CD to like and one that stays in your mind.

The quality of Hannah Reid's voice is immediately transfixing; a classic, deep-toned mezzo in range with an artlessly unaffected style - she sings with her natural accent and doesn't over-decorate. With excellent diction in delivering the words, she possesses a commanding maturity of sound for her years; when I first heard her I though I was listening to the versatile and much respected June Tabor - it's heartening to discover a young singer of this quality enjoying popularity with such a wide listenership.
The trio's music is very nicely conceived; electronica, perhaps, (why bother labelling it?) but utterly timeless. A basic keyboards and electric/acoustic guitar line-up, slightly melancholic - but never gloomy - the songs are varied and with plenty of melodic value; lyrically pleasing if not exactly profound, but Reid could sing the yellow pages and make it feel like poetry.
The deluxe version is definitely the one to go for; the six extra songs - including "Help Me Lose My Mind" with Disclosure - are well worth the extra pound or so if you're buying the CD. No Lyrics are included, so if the MP3 download is your preference you won't miss out - the lyrics are easily found on the internet anyway.

This is a fine debut album and the band's music seems to be popping up all across the media right now - I just hope over-exposure doesn't blunt enthusiasm for their next release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By donbayle on 19 Feb. 2014
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London Grammar's album 'If You Wait' is a spectacular debut release.

We tend to use other artists as comparatives, yet it's not always an accurate measure.

I would personally say that 'If you Wait' is better than The XX's self-titled album or on par with Arctic Monkey's 'Whatever People Say I am' but it'd be all down to personal experience.

I think that Rothman's guitar and Major's percussion creates an eloquent and haunting platform in which Reid's voice soars to emotional highs. It sounds like an early and experimental album with commonly raw feeling, and yet it also has elements of refinement - as if a fourth or fifth album.

I was mesmerised by their collective talent and think it's a genre-defining moment for indie-electronic crossover.

I think they'd be hard pushed to create something so strong next time around.

Tl;dr:
4.5/5
Great album, highly recommend.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jess on 5 Nov. 2013
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I first heard London Grammar on the radio and her voice blew me way. I started telling my friends about them. It has an incredible resonance, a bit of Florence,a bit of Goldfrapp and a bit of originality. A beautiful beautiful album,every track is incredible, I hope they go on to make many more.
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Fantastic vocals and great musicianship mesh perfectly to create an incredible ambient and ethereal sound, and wonderful mixing makes this a fantastic debut album. If you like the singles then you won't be disappointed by the rest of the album, and nothing feels like it has been tacked on or added to pad it out. The singles represent the album fantastically, showing the huge range that Hannah Reid's voice can cover from an almost whisper to huge soaring vocals and back again. The rest of the album is just as impressive, if not more so in places, and 'Shyer' and 'Sights' especially have to be two of my favourite songs overall.

Hannah Reid's Florence-esque vocals definitely form the centre piece of the band, but the rest of their sound is equally as impressive. Every note and sound adds something more and seems carefully chosen and considered, and they've really mastered the 'less is more' philosophy, never seeming to over complicate anything or include anything that isn't needed. The extra time they put into writing and fine tuning this album really shows through in the final product.

Overall, I would highly recommend this album to anyone, especially if you've already heard a song or two and liked what you heard. I look forward to seeing what they produce in the future.

It is also worth noting that the couple of pounds extra for the Deluxe edition is definitely worth it, and the extra songs are equally as fantastic. 'Maybe' is probably one of my favourite songs on the whole cd, and some of the songs have a quite different, more upbeat sound to them than the rest of the album. Definitely worth a listen for any fan.
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