An Awesome Wave is the debut studio album by English indie rock band alt-J (∆), released on 25 May 2012 by Infectious Records. The album includes the singles “Matilda”/”Fitzpleasure”, “Breezeblocks” and “Tessellate”. It peaked at number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart, and also charted in Belgium, France, Netherlands and Switzerland. An Awesome Wave won the 2012 British Barclaycard Mercury Prize, and in 2013 was named Album of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards. Musically, the album is phenomenal. The group draws from a wide range of influences. Most interestingly, there is a definite electronic influence: the ambient noises and audible textures that are produced electronically for some groups are created acoustically by Alt-J’s fantastic percussionist. Balanced with a broad range of acoustic and electronic instruments, the album’s music shows a great range by the band’s members.
An Awesome Wave received positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 71, based on 20 reviews, which indicates “generally favorable reviews”. Jen Long of BBC Music gave the album a positive review stating, “This album spans every workable idea, genre, and influence that can be crammed under the guitar music umbrella, yet it never feels disorientating. Instead, what swoons gracefully through speakers is an entirely comprehendible and accessible collection of beautiful pop songs.”
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May 28, 2012 Most likely you will have first heard alt-j on the radio with their overplayed single ‘Matilda’, whose chorus quotes the climactic scene from Luc Besson’s brilliant Leon. This is perhaps the least inspiring song on the album, although it sets the scene for the filmic-theme that runs throughout An Awesome Wave. The opening track, ‘Intro. Alt-J's have won the 2012 British Mercury Prize for their debut album 'An Awesome Wave', which was released in May 2012 in Europe and September 2012 in the United States. Alt-J’s debut album is one of the most beautiful, yet haunting albums i’ve ever listened to. The blend of dreamy guitars, distorted synth bass, and drums that are perfectly compressed, enough so that they make every song so much more dark and lush, makes for a fascinating experience. Now we recommend you to Download first result An Awesome Wave Alt J Full Album MP3 which is uploaded by Many Songs of size 57.84 MB, duration 43 minutes and 57 seconds and bitrate is 192 Kbps.
Alt j – An Awesome Wave Tracklist
- 2:37 – Interlude 1
- 3:49 – Tessellate
- 6:51 – Breezeblocks
- 10:40 – Interlude 2
- 11:56 – Something Good
- 15:34 – Dissolve Me
- 19:33 – Matilda
- 23:22 – Ms
- 27:21 – Fitzpleasure
- 31:00 – Interlude 3
- 31:53 – Bloodflood
- 36:02 – Taro
- 46:08 – Handmade (Secret Track)
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Dissolve Me (Remixes) by Alt-J
Matilda / Fitzpleasure
Tessellate by Alt-J
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It's hard to place Alt-J. Originally from Leeds, they spend their time in a Cambridgeshire basement making their own brand of uniquely dubbed 'folk-step'. However, the noises that An Awesome Wave emits far escape the dull, dark depths such a creative location suggests. Instead, it's a stunning and encompassing affair of both innovative and electrifying musicianship and exemplary song writing.
Comparing Alt-J to contemporary artists or listing their influences is almost pointless. Each song blurs, stutters, and explodes across a tide of instruments and ideas, fresh and addictive. Breezeblocks is early Mystery Jets with Orange Juice choruses while Dissolve Me is post-Skins generation Foals cuddling up to Fleet Foxes by the campfire. It has moments of slick RnB, gorgeous folk harmonies, and even a choir of children glossing nostalgic school memories.
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This album spans every workable idea, genre, and influence that can be crammed under the guitar music umbrella, yet it never feels disorientating. Instead, what swoons gracefully through speakers is an entirely comprehendible and accessible collection of beautiful pop songs.
Movement is key on this album. Samples and sounds cascade and cross with elegance, but it's Joe Newman's lead vocal that acts as the cement, pulling everything together and guiding it seamlessly into making sense.
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Even the lyrics are creatively ambitious. On Breezeblocks he cracks, 'She may contain the urge to run away but hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks / Germolene, disinfect the scene, my love.' It's not your usual Valentine's note but it's their way of taking on the old in a new way that really marks An Awesome Wave as a deeply exciting record.
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Okay, it's not that Alt-J can't be pigeon-holed or placed beside peers; it's more that they deserve more. This debut offering is strong, addictive and enthralling, the perfect accompaniment to any mood, any moment, anywhere.