Album
The Age of Adz
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Sufjan Stevens

The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 17 reviews
2010 Rank: #116 / 634
USER SCORE
85
Based on
68 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

The whole album is a gorgeous mess, and you’ll immediately want to be dragged through it all over again.

84
Pitchfork

But instead of succumbing to trends, Stevens barrels through with another long-form work that requires-- and rewards-- time and devotion.

80
Drowned in Sound

The Age of Adz is not an unqualified success; occasionally it does feel like a little too much, and until the dust has settled it is difficult to say where it will sit in his discography as a whole.

60
PopMatters

Like its concluding song, The Age of Adz is occasionally transfixing, but overall inconsistent.

50
No Ripcord

Sure there’s some nice stuff here and no one ever said Stevens lacked ideas. But I’m telling you that despite this, The Age of Adz is a major misfire from an artist of uncommon depth and talent.

40
musicOMH

This is an extravagant and undisciplined album that is nearly impossible to digest.

User Reviews
austincrane235
81
Best Track: Age Of Adz, I Want To Be Well, or Impossible Soul
Worst Track: I Walked
Most Overrated Track: Too Much
Most Underrated Track: Get Real Get Right

NR
Best album ever. Im not as high on his other stuff.. This one is my #1, easy.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 12, 2010
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Asthmatic Kitty
GENRE: Chamber Pop, Art Pop
WEBSITE: music.sufjan.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 24 - Amazon
# 21 - American Songwriter
# 20 - Clash
# 31 - Consequence of Sound
# 10 - Drowned in Sound
# 17 - One Thirty BPM
# 9 - Paste
# 25 - Pitchfork
# 19 - PopMatters
# 16 - Prefix
# 11 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 11 - Slant
# 4 - Stereogum
# 6 - Time
# 1 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 19 - AoTY 2010
# 128 - Pitchfork: The People's List
Track List

  1. Futile Devices 
  2. Too Much 
  3. Age of Adz
  4. I Walked 
  5. Now That I'm Older 
  6. Get Real Get Right 
  7. Bad Communication 
  8. Vesuvius
  9. All for Myself 
  10. I Want To Be Well
  11. Impossible Soul

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