- The Age of Adz

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 22 reviews
2010 Rank: #135 / 786
USER SCORE
85
Based on
158 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.

User Reviews
Jan 5, 2016
exception
88
sufjan goes electronic, and it works out great. the melodies are on point, and although they are very unorthodox for stevens to use, they are so well executed. at times the tracks get a bit messy, with just a little too much going on, but they balance out, and the end product is truly beautiful. i doubt that sufjan stevens will go back to this type of sound, but it would be nothing but delightful, should he do it.
fav tracks: age of adz, vesuvius, impossible soul
Dec 1, 2015
81
A reminder that it can payoff to veer elsewhere in sound.
Nov 22, 2015
89
We all know Sufjan Stevens is an ambitious guy. He doesn't fail to deliver. "Impossible Soul" takes this album to the next level.
Sep 2, 2015
80
A different sound for Sufjan that defiantly pays off!
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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
# 28 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 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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