well a follow up. My order number seems indeed to have been valid (despite still no confirmation email - and I still cant find the charge - I happened to order a good number of single records that week through European stores for record store day stock and also discogs. I have no charge that says XL recordings and I didnt know how much it all was with shipping and such, (again, no confirmation email) The email reply came from a "matador records store", the place told me through the email provided here - thanks. This is what they said:
"There were over 1,500 people trying to check out for 200 records which is why many were in the cart but unable to be purchased. The order for All Animals went through and this is the tracking."
It actually arrived today - but because it was packaged without any protection (not even any clear plastic), in a very slim piece of cardboard - it came with the spines ripped apart on the top and bottom of the sleeve and the other side has a dent in it. (totally cut through on bottom side). I guess I should be happy I have something - and I am...I guess.
So when I put this up on Ebay for $500 dollars, you will all know which one is mine - the one with the ripped up spines.