By Peter Knegt | The Lost Boys November 2, 2012 at 5:26AM
Alt-J's album "An Awesome Wave" just followed in the footsteps of Pulp, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Antony and the Johnsons, Franz Ferdinand and The xx (among others) to take home this year's Mercury Prize for the year's best album in the UK and Ireland. And deservedly so. I've been obsessed with it since given the introduction back in August, heightened a month by what is clearly never happening again: Seeing them for $12 in a tiny venue in Montreal.
If you haven't heard them, here's 5 songs to start your own obsession, each of which has had their moments of constant repeat listens in the past couple months.