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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

lovely stuff

a great album
I love his voice its just a shame he goes on about Jesus all the time.

love it...different but that's Sufjan

got it via pre-order 28th September...2 weeks on still listening to it. it's different, but once you get past the electronics the melodies are still our Sufjan's. I used to think that the electronics added nothing, but they kind of reminds me of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco...but WAAAY more electronics. And Auto-Tune in Impossible Soul...what can I say- Sufjan is the most eclectic artist around in 2010! But this album is AMAZING...and well, I'm waiting until I get bored of it!

Great album!

As good as Illinoise, this artist just keeps getting better!
Walking down Oxford St this afternoon this album put a massive smile on my face at the sheer inventiveness and quirkiness of it all.
The dischordant electronica somehow blends in well with Sufjans wonderful voice and lovely orchestral arrangements.
Well worth the download!


Born: 01 July 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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