The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2010 Ratings: #146 / 836
Year End Rank: #12
User Score
Based on 338 ratings
2010 Ratings: #10
October 12, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Asthmatic Kitty / Label
Chamber Pop, Art Pop / Genres
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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.

Mar 16, 2018
msx24
100
personal favorite from sufjan stevens the hot dad

best: the whole album
May 6, 2014
snarekickblues
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
Mar 24, 2018*
PreeMo
68
I really appreciate the overall style of this album as well as Sufjans performance; there are some great melodic moments and he did a great job over those instrumentals...it reminds me of Vespertine (to some extent), but it has way more of a chaotic structure...the minimalistic approach to the production is great; the little elements he incorporates often are very irritating and unnecessary (especially those squeaky synthies on some tracks)...I also don't like the loud, kinda speedy passages on ... read more
Dec 10, 2017
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
Nov 30, 2017
Hypnoglitz
90
It's incredible to me how much this album has grown on me. It may be my favorite of his.
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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