AOTY 2017
The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2010 Ratings: #149 / 833
Year End Rank: #12
User Score
Based on 293 ratings
2010 Ratings: #10
Your Review


Tiny Mix Tapes

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


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

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.


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

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.


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

Oct 24, 2017
Sufjan Stevens surprised his audience back in 2010 with The Age of Adz, which brought in an electronic sound to his music. This album makes for one of his most essential and fantastic albums, as it showcases Stevens' versatility as an artist and how he can bring different styles to his music and never sound off. The lyrics make for some of the best in any work of his as well, in my opinion. A few spotty songs in the track list, but this is still a masterpiece coming from the genius ... read more
May 6, 2014
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
Nov 30, 2017
It's incredible to me how much this album has grown on me. It may be my favorite of his.
May 9, 2017
Definitely a grower.
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