The Age of Adz

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2010 Ratings: #162 / 854
Year End Rank: #11
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Based on 389 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.

msx24
100
personal favorite from sufjan stevens the hot dad

best: the whole album
76fex
78
blah blah blah; i finger myself to impossible soul
InModeration
45
I understand that this album has a lot of emotional meaning for Sufjan, but so much is executed poorly here that I just cannot ignore it. Sufjan's voice is often mixed so far down in the mix that his emotive delivery is covered in a haze of instruments and electronics. By far the worst thing about this project is the production, which is a wash full of awful sounding synth choices that are so needlessly at the front of the mix. The arrangements are ambitious and opulent for what sounds it could ... read more
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
RoJoe
97
Sorry Kool, but this is the best Sufjan album
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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

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