- The Age of Adz

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 23 reviews
2010 Rank: #135 / 829
USER SCORE
85
Based on
258 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.

May 6, 2014
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
May 9, 2017
91
Definitely a grower.
Mar 30, 2017*
ryansliao
70
Sufjan still comes through with some fantastic melodies even though the production could be a little better. There are a few moments where the electronic elements don't compliment Sufjan very well. Overall though, still a record I would come back to.

Best Tracks: Futile Devices, Too Much, Age of Adz, Vesuvius, Impossible Soul
Worst Tracks: All for Myself
Mar 15, 2017
76fex
78
blah blah blah; i finger myself to impossible soul
Dec 12, 2016
JFulfy
99
Sufjan is one of the most iconic artists in my generation. His use of noise is resembling a confusion but eternal world, reflecting the beauty that is in Christ; Christianity. His representation of the difficult concept, but overwhelmingly beautiful identification with living in the Age of Adz; the life of being a sacrafice for Christ -
"When it dies, when it dies
It rots
And when it lives, when it lives
It gives it all it gots
This is the Age of Adz
Eternal living"

Fav Tracks; Too ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 24 - Amazon
# 21 - American Songwriter
# 20 - Clash
# 31 - Cokemachineglow
# 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
# 3 - Sputnikmusic
# 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