An Awesome Wave (studio album) by alt-J

An Awesome Wave by alt-J
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-05-25
Overall rank: 219th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 935 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2012 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (26th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (219th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 935 votes)
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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 78.1/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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Rating:  
95/100
From 11/05/2020 16:16
One of the best british indie albums of all time, with very unique vocals.

Top tracks:
- Intro
- Tesselate
- Breezeblocks
- Something Good
- Dissolve Me
- Taro
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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.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 09/19/2019 02:23
Highlights:

Breezeblocks
Taro
Tessellate
Something Good
Matilda
Intro
Fitzpleasure
Ms
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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.
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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