An Awesome Wave (studio album) by alt-J
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An Awesome Wave is ranked as the best album by alt-J.
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.
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Cracking album with unique vocal - seen it described as Folktronica. Only got to it in 2021 so need to follow up on this to check their sound out further
What a unique sound - don't even know how to describe it, you'll just have to listen for yourself. My highlights are Dissolve Me, Bloodflood and Something Good. Very consistent album - no filler tracks.
This album has a lot a lot of fun and quirky moments that will make you want to come back for more. Songs like Breezeblocks and Something Good really demonstrate how sonically pleasing the record can be. The vocal is very unique and while it can be annoying in places it is also incredible at certain points. Atmospherically, it creates a joyful but relaxed vibe which is consistently maintained. It can feel a little slow at times as well and some tracks do feel like filler. Overall. a pretty good album that shows a lot of potential for the future.
One of the best british indie albums of all time, with very unique vocals.
- Something Good
- Dissolve Me
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.
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.
Pleasantly surprised. Not meaning that I expected shit, but fairly worthy of the hype it gets. Enjoyable experience.
Best pop record of the decade?
- Something Good 
- Dissolve Me 
- Intro / Breezeblocks / Tesselate (can't decide) 
- Ms 
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.
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