An Awesome Wave (studio album) by alt-J

An Awesome Wave by alt-J
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-05-25
Overall rank: 227th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 963 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2012 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (27th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (227th)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 963 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 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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80/100
From 04/24/2022 14:26
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
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80/100
From 12/28/2021 17:50
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.
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75/100
From 11/24/2021 00:22
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.
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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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85/100
From 09/19/2019 02:23
Highlights:

Breezeblocks
Taro
Tessellate
Something Good
Matilda
Intro
Fitzpleasure
Ms
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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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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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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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