An Awesome Wave (studio album) by alt-J

An Awesome Wave
An Awesome Wave by alt-J
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-05-25
Overall rank: 220th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 902 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2012 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (26th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (220th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
An Awesome Wave. 5050954271327.
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 9h 15m 52s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave - Near Mint - New Case!!!!!
Condition: Like New
Time left: 10h 23m 57s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
Alt-J : An Awesome Wave (Limited Tour Edition) CD Expertly Refurbished Product
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1d 5h 38m 40s
Ships to: Worldwide
£15.81
Go to store

  My favourite store:  

alt-J bestography

An Awesome Wave is ranked as the best album by alt-J.

alt-J album bestography « Higher ranked This album (220th) Lower ranked (900th) »
-An Awesome WaveThis Is All Yours

Upcoming concerts

Oct
30
Fri
20:00
Bruce Cockburn
The Wilbur, Boston, United States. United States
Tickets from $39.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Sep
26
Sat
21:00
The Elovaters - Weekend At Bernie's
Bernie's Beach Bar, Hampton Beach, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Oct
10
Sat
21:00
Riot Ten
El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, United States. United States
Tickets from $54.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to An Awesome Wave on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

An Awesome Wave track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 84 (180 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Track pick
Rating: 86 (221 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Track pick
Rating: 88 (254 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 78 (152 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 85 (199 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 84 (178 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 85 (198 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 80 (167 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 84 (189 votes)Comments: 4
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
11.
Rating: 76 (143 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
12.
Rating: 81 (166 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
13.
Track pick
Rating: 86 (193 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

An Awesome Wave rankings

An Awesome Wave collection

An Awesome Wave ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 902 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 902 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
100/100
 Report rating
4 days ago weyesgroove  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9281/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
09/17/2020 22:26 Rjb1993  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 24486/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
09/14/2020 22:28 iainf213  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 27078/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
08/19/2020 01:22 maxjelbart  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,42272/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
08/17/2020 20:24 Lamplighter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 65865/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.0.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

An Awesome Wave comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 68 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

From 09/29/2019 18:44
Such a great, consistent, original and refreshing record ! I really think it should be rated better than 78/100.

It is growing like a wave, to finish on the amazing Taro, my favourite track on the album. No filler.

Standouts: Tessellate, Breezeblock, Fitzpleasure, Taro.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 09/19/2019 02:23
Highlights:

Breezeblocks
Taro
Tessellate
Something Good
Matilda
Intro
Fitzpleasure
Ms
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 07/22/2019 23:16
An awesome wave is based on dreamy atmosphere and liltly vocals. The effect is very sweet but sometimes it comes on a little to strong.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 04/29/2019 21:25
Pleasantly surprised. Not meaning that I expected shit, but fairly worthy of the hype it gets. Enjoyable experience.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 03/23/2018 20:30
Best pop record of the decade?

Top 3:
- Something Good [9]
- Dissolve Me [9]
- Intro / Breezeblocks / Tesselate (can't decide) [9]

Worst:
- Ms [7]
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 03/20/2018 14:16
This album will always have a special place in my heart. I remember when my brother came into my room, plugged his phone into my Stereo and played Breezeblocks. I was absolutely amazed. A while later I bought the CD, which is now married to my car.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 01/22/2018 18:24
Just love this album, very good interesting songs that are put together very well. Breezeblocks and Matilda are the only songs that I don't really enjoy. Maybe because they are too poppy. Saw them at a festival when I was on xtc. Amazing. Cant wait to see them soon when I will probably be sober.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 12/20/2017 12:57
Alt J were a real breath of fresh air when they came along with this unique piece of art-folk-indy-a capella-whateverelse. Listened to it daily on my train commute whilst I was reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Now, whenever I hear a song off the album it takes me back to a scene from the book. The songs are real ear-worms and it's very easy to return to the album time and again.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (2 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 11/16/2017 07:21
Certainly not a masterpiece in my opinion, and I don't think it will age too well, but it still is a decent album. Alt-J isn't really my thing, but I still feel I can appreciate the artistic beauty found here.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (4 helpful | 3 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 08/27/2017 21:31
Very warm and, I would say, humane. Second half can be quite repetitive, although it is a piece of really good music. And Taro is a masterpiece.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for An Awesome Wave

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2012
1. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
2. Lonerism by Tame Impala
3. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
4. Bloom by Beach House
5. The Money Store by Death Grips
6. An Awesome Wave by alt-J
7. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do by Fiona Apple
8. The Seer by Swans
9. Born To Die by Lana Del Rey
10. Visions by Grimes
11. 2 by Mac DeMarco
12. Shields by Grizzly Bear
13. Blunderbuss by Jack White
14. The 2nd Law by Muse
15. Attack On Memory by Cloud Nothings
16. Celebration Rock by Japandroids
17. Swing Lo Magellan by Dirty Projectors
18. Fear Fun by Father John Misty
19. 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
20. Coexist by The xx
Back to Top