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Alt-J — Bloodflood
Album: An Awesome Wave
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 1252









Released: 2012
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
C-O-double M-O-N
A wave, an awesome wave, that rushes skin and widens in blooded veins.
Breath in, exhale, I've poked a nerve he'll slap me like a whale
Slaps the sea-O-double M-O-N.
Tide out, tide in, a flood of blood to the heart and the fear slipstreams.
Breath in, exhale, I've poked a nerve he'll slap me like a whale
Slaps the sea-O-double M-O-N.
Flood of blood to the heart.
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Great!
Interesting-always a plus :)
Awful.
 kazualk9 wrote:
Heroin much?
 
 
What makes you say that?
Heroin much?
 
 Segue wrote:

Horrific.



 
I feel sorry for you.
 twoplain2sea wrote:
                                 

                                                                Heartshaped Waves
                                                   Down pat slipstream lands in prison.
                                                       The take now owns shapes to
                                                                   Nowasome
                                                      Straight tru Anatomyia,  whence
                                                   Love eventually turns into a pundemic.
                                                      ............................    .......   .....

 
@twoplain2sea - are you one of the songwriters for Alt-J? 

I've been reading the intriguing & crazy shit you be posting for years now; it makes me simultaneously scratch and shake my head.  LONG LIVE RP!!

 Hippostar wrote:
Does he "meow" about halfway through this song?
 
That was the engineer's cat.
Tonight the playlist is AWESOME ! #Goosebumps

Horrific.


First I've heard of Alt-J.
LIKE 
 paradiseregained wrote:
For the love of Dog and the gods of music....STOP PLAYING ALT-J !!!!!!!!!!  Seriously...stop.

 
Hoosfoos, even you must have realized by now that that's not going to happen.
I love it!  {#Bananajam}{#Dance}
For the love of Dog and the gods of music....STOP PLAYING ALT-J !!!!!!!!!!  Seriously...stop.
These guys are fresh and inventive, dig their style
 Reminds me a bit of Seasons by Chris Cornell from the Singles soundtrack.
Just saw 
https://concert.arte.tv/de/alt-j-chapelle-des-beaux-arts
not sure you can stream it from everywhere in the world but it is well worth the effort...
such a nice venue and concert.
                                 

                                                                Heartshaped Waves
                                                   Down pat slipstream lands in prison.
                                                       The take now owns shapes to
                                                                   Nowasome
                                                      Straight tru Anatomyia,  whence
                                                   Love eventually turns into a pundemic.
                                                      ............................    .......   .....
Their 15 minutes are up.....time to take this pretentious fluff off the playlist.
This song gives me the vapors...the good kind.   Mmmmmm...
hmmm.   give me Tesselate  any day over this sleep inducing indulgence
 Hippostar wrote:
Does he "meow" about halfway through this song?

 
he even spells it!
The more I hear of this group the more I like them. They've worked their way up from a 7 to a 9 with most of their tracks in my ratings
.
 birdiestobehad wrote:
A good album for cruising with the top down................................{#Motor}

 

and for staring into a fish-tank with a black light.
A good album for cruising with the top down................................{#Motor}
Does he "meow" about halfway through this song?
If I press Alt-J on my keyboard nothing happens. Do you think it's faulty?
 aaronm wrote:
hated this song at first, but now it's totally grown on me.

 
I felt that way about the group, as a whole.
hated this song at first, but now it's totally grown on me.
Ha Alt-F4 is perfect!
 PLC wrote:
I always think it is The Battle of Evermore during the into...  then I get disappointed.

 
I feel the same... just with another song I can't recall x_x
kinda cool, not a fan of the slow start though
I am hearing a lot of Eastern influences in this...so far this band is having zero impact on me...control alt delete...
Boring as well
 PLC wrote:
I always think it is The Battle of Evermore during the into...  then I get disappointed.

 
Really? I never heard that...will listen closer next time.
Love this so much. Discovered album through RP. Thank you!
 
 
Control-Alt-Delete? 
  
MojoJojo wrote:
alt-F4  less drastic

Nice one.  Caught me out as I didn't know that keystroke.  Brought a lovely little chuckle to my dreary Monday morning.  Thanks.



This continues to impress me each time I hear it.  Already gave it ten, however.
The "M-O-N" bit wears out its welcome after a while.
Adam Sandler sings.
As they might say in France, "N-O-N."
I always think it is The Battle of Evermore during the into...  then I get disappointed.
I absolutely love the video these guys released for Taro, I can't get it out of my head.
given the title I find very little meat on this bone...{#Shhh}
N.. E-X-T
 msymmes wrote:
Grammy bound...!

 
unfortunately, you are probably correct.
Grammy bound...!
Splendid
That's from 'Tesselate' I thought it was about gaming (graphic cards use triangular tessera). The lyrics are a bit weird, is there an extreme  fishing game?

 
zuzannaro wrote:
for me if it comes to Alt-J; there is a song, it goes "triangles are my favourite shape..." cool discovery!

 



 zuzannaro wrote:
for me if it comes to Alt-J; there is a song, it goes "triangles are my favourite shape..." cool discovery!

 
You're talking about "Tesselate". Triangles are my favourite shape, and Alt-J is one of my favourite bands!
Is it too early to start demanding a new album from them yet?
 zuzannaro wrote:
for me if it comes to Alt-J; there is a song, it goes "triangles are my favourite shape..." cool discovery!

  "Like"


really, really liking this guy.  Such strange noises, yet so interesting!
This song is by far my favourite on the album. They musically paint audio pictures.... Beautiful!
for me if it comes to Alt-J; there is a song, it goes "triangles are my favourite shape..." cool discovery!
That wasn't the album version, but a remix.  Wish they played it like this live.
Really digging this.
Pure magic
Connot wait to see these guys on the best kept secret next saturday :) 
(lucky me) or you too?
 
Thunderous!
 msymmes wrote:
Growing on me quickly !   (Now that I've got my head out of the sand).

 

grant wrote:
this is the third or fourth thing I've heard from these folks . . . growing on me . . . slowly

 



 
The whole album is a real grower, with the caveat of demanding a high tolerance of "weird" vocal style.
Growing on me quickly !   (Now that I've got my head out of the sand).

 

grant wrote:
this is the third or fourth thing I've heard from these folks . . . growing on me . . . slowly

 


 einsteinstoe wrote:
These guys are really a fun, well executed live show.
I am loving this album.

Here is a great live show from KEXP in Seattle.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcVRrlmpcWk

  Thank You! We are waiting for the next masterpiece from this supergroup!


 einsteinstoe wrote:
These guys are really a fun, well executed live show.
I am loving this album.

Here is a great live show from KEXP in Seattle.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcVRrlmpcWk

 
Here's a great morning set they did on KCRW: https://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb120802alt-j
These guys are really a fun, well executed live show.
I am loving this album.

Here is a great live show from KEXP in Seattle.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcVRrlmpcWk
this is the third or fourth thing I've heard from these folks . . . growing on me . . . slowly
∆
Really enjoying this band. Just different enough to keep me interested. Good stuff. 8 all the way.
 
Wow.  Bring it on !!!!
Great show at Ace of Spades in Sacramento last night!
This is by far my favourite album so far this year.  going to iTunes now to complete the download of the album.
 scraig wrote:
I'm hearing echoes of Radiohead and Sigur Ros. 
 
I was thinking Radiohead meets Fleet Foxes....
 stevesaw wrote:
Well that's bizarre - I JUST finished downloading this album from Amazon and when this came on I thought it was some auto-play thing. Just from the samples I can tell this is a good album all around - will enjoy seeing if I'm right.....
 
It is good.
 coding_to_music wrote:
Sonic
 
I should hope so, otherwise these brand new speakers I bought would not be much use for this song.
NPR has some live footage from SXSW: https://www.npr.org/event/music/173426700/alt-j-live-in-concert-sxsw-2013
Great, energetic atmosphere. Really like this!
Well that's bizarre - I JUST finished downloading this album from Amazon and when this came on I thought it was some auto-play thing. Just from the samples I can tell this is a good album all around - will enjoy seeing if I'm right.....
 thatslongformud wrote:

Update from previous post.  These guys need to work on their live show!  Headlining a US tour with a 35 minutes set of exact replicas of the tracks from the album.  I was hoping for more
 
I saw the Boston show, liked it. But yes, throw in some extended jams, try new stuff.
Good though, I would see them again. 
What is is about this guy's voice? it's F-ing amazing! it pulls me in every time i hear a song by them... which, by the way, I'm now hearing EVERYWHERE (meaning the 5 or 6 college/alt radio stations i listen to).
 thatslongformud wrote:

Update from previous post.  These guys need to work on their live show!  Headlining a US tour with a 35 minutes set of exact replicas of the tracks from the album.  I was hoping for more
 
Sorry to hear it!  They're coming to the ATL in September - hopefully 6 months down the road they'll have more material and a longer show.
 thatslongformud wrote:
Stoked to be seeing these guys tonight in little old Carborro, NC!
 
Update from previous post.  These guys need to work on their live show!  Headlining a US tour with a 35 minutes set of exact replicas of the tracks from the album.  I was hoping for more
Stoked to be seeing these guys tonight in little old Carborro, NC!
 MojoJojo wrote:
alt-F4  less drastic

Control-Alt-Delete?
 


just discovered them a few weeks ago on our local college radio station... Really like "something good" from this album.
only 6.9 average rating? really? this is the freshest stuff i have heard in some time...
I like it.  I won't hold the fact that they are Apple fanboys against them.
https://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2012/2012/12/10/166879676/bob-boilens-top-10-albums-of-2012

1. Alt-J, 'An Awesome Wave'
Song: Tessellate
Everything about this trippy record has won me over. The way the songs morph from verse to chorus to bridge with precision and determination keeps me coming back for more — the jolting starts and stops, from full band to solo instrument and back to full band, from singular voice to harmonies. This is all something we expect from progressive rock and rarely get with catchy pop. And after all the mystery in the music and repeated listens we get rewarded with lyrics filled with revealing stories and characters that are bizarre, phrases that are mysterious and fresh, funny and sometimes brutal, but always thoroughly original. The music doesn't simply support the lyrics; Joe Newman bends and twists his inflection so that words are so much a part of the music. It makes for great poetry and makes repeated listens feel like a new discovery.
 scraig wrote:
I'm hearing echoes of Radiohead and Sigur Ros. 
 
...intro reminds me also of blue man group......smiley......
I'm hearing echoes of Radiohead and Sigur Ros. 
The whole album is great!  I think it's my vote for the best of 2012.
This is mellow and original, leading us to eclectic paradise, excellent!! Keep it up DJ(s).
Frankly, my dear.........
I'm loving this whole album  - more Alt-J please!
Sonic
Anyone remember a band called Geggy Tah from the 90s? Sounds like the same lead singer.
Control-Alt-Delete?
Pearl Jam - Black, Pink Floyd - Marooned, Porcupine Tree - Sleep Together, wow what a selection. On a first chords the Alt-J didn't matched, but as the song unfolded it eventually came together quite nicely. Good selection Bill.
Interesting.....