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An Awesome Wave (album) by ∆ (alt-J)

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An Awesome Wave
An Awesome Wave by ∆ (alt-J) (2012)
Release date: 2012-05-25
Overall rank: 242nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2012 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (19th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (242nd)

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Rating:  
80/100
Pleasantly surprised. Not meaning that I expected shit, but fairly worthy of the hype it gets. Enjoyable experience.
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100/100
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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100/100
From PinkMind
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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Rating:  
90/100
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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90/100
From Strangel
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
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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75/100
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.
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From LedZep
I really can't decide what I feel. Which is usually great cause it means it's different than most things out there, but not so sure this time. Instrumentals and art rock sort of concept of album are the definitive highlights for me, while the lyrics are pretty meh imho. Same goes for the vocals, just not my style. Don't like vocal melodies, overdubs and the style of singing. Graeme guy put it nicely; there's just too much going on vocally without the real need. To end on a positive note, Interlude/Something Good are a really fantastic piece of music. A nice album but not for everyone. Still totally understand people who like this
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75/100
From corenfro
The vocals are an acquired taste. Their sound is more immediately accessible.

On some songs their influences bleed through (fleet foxes, radiohead, bon iver, of monsters and men, mumford and sons). Certainly a guitar-layer driven indie-folk album but they do have a sound that's all their own and it's established on the standout tracks such as Tessellate, Breezeblocks, Matilda, Ms, Fitzpleasure, Taro.

Even though it's a pretty straightforward album their sound has certainly grown on me. I am happy to see this slowly marching up the charts as it was not even in the top 15 for the year when I first discovered it. Among the best of a loaded 2012 year!
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From Graeme2
The problem with this is the vocal. There's plenty going on musically so there's no need to force a deliberately complicated vocal melody over the top. If the vocals were stylistically and melodically simpler it would make for a more enjoyable listen. Shame as overall it's a great job done. Best bits are the more restrained parts.
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