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An Awesome Wave

by Alt-J

An Awesome Wave by Alt-J

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An Awesome Wave

by Alt-J

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Label: Canvasback/ATL
Managing to evoke both pastoral landscapes and urban blight, hippy-dippy wistfulness and disciplined musicality, hipster chic and burnout naïveté, An Awesome Wave is a badass study in bricolage, not to mention radical jams. Though the psychedelia can be heavy-handed at first (harmonized a cappella bleating? On track two?), the songs save the day. See: the dizzying arrangements on "Breezeblocks"; the unexpected jauntiness of "Something Good"; the warm glow of "Ms." With melodies buried like lice in hippy hair, the record continues to unfold with each successive listen. Positive vibes, man.

About This Album

Managing to evoke both pastoral landscapes and urban blight, hippy-dippy wistfulness and disciplined musicality, hipster chic and burnout naïveté, An Awesome Wave is a badass study in bricolage, not to mention radical jams. Though the psychedelia can be heavy-handed at first (harmonized a cappella bleating? On track two?), the songs save the day. See: the dizzying arrangements on "Breezeblocks"; the unexpected jauntiness of "Something Good"; the warm glow of "Ms." With melodies buried like lice in hippy hair, the record continues to unfold with each successive listen. Positive vibes, man.

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Managing to evoke both pastoral landscapes and urban blight, hippy-dippy wistfulness and disciplined musicality, hipster chic and burnout naïveté, An Awesome Wave is a badass study in bricolage, not to mention radical jams. Though the psychedelia can be heavy-handed at first (harmonized a cappella bleating? On track two?), the songs save the day. See: the dizzying arrangements on "Breezeblocks"; the unexpected jauntiness of "Something Good"; the warm glow of "Ms." With melodies buried like lice in hippy hair, the record continues to unfold with each successive listen. Positive vibes, man.