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Editors’ Notes

It was Hunter S. Thompson who wrote, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” It couldn’t apply more to the work of Sufjan Stevens, who seems to have found a new way of communicating with his 2010 release, The Age of Adz (pronounced “oddz”). After a few gentle guitar notes on the opener, “Futile Devices,” Adz turns towards electronics that connect and splinter Stevens’ worldview and psychic well-being. The percussion turns brittle for “Too Much” and the spacey reverbs laced throughout give things a disjointed feel as the title track, “I Walked” and the choir-doom of “Now That I’m Older” spread out across the universe. “Get Real Get Right” sounds like a dance party where everyone freaks out and speaks in tongues. This child of Talking Heads loves his rhythms but he also loves his avant-garde textures. “Bad Communication” lives up to its title. “Vesuvius” and “All By Myself” find an inner calm amongst the chaos. “Impossible Soul” is an incredibly long closing track that further underscores Stevens’ grand ambitions.

Customer Reviews


While I love artists who take giant leaps in their styles and sounds, I've struggled to find the value in this album. Too far out there for me, and too experimental for me to relax and appreciate it. I suggest previewing the songs before buying. Albums like these are the reasons piracy exploded--why pay for ten tracks when there's only one good one?

(I'm still looking for the good one).


This is in no way easy listening... which makes it simply amazing.

Thank you Sufjan

This is exactly what I hoped for from Sufjan Stevens, his same ground breaking style but a new take on things. wonderful.


Born: July 01, 1975 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music deals with both the personal and the spiritual while accompanied by simple but striking musical patterns, Detroit-born Sufjan Stevens started venturing into the music world while attending Hope College as a member of Marzuki, a folk-rock band based in Holland, Michigan. Following the release of two full-length albums with the group, Stevens decided to go solo in late 1999, investing fully in a career that was waiting to shine by itself. Sun...
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