The Age Of Adz (studio album) by Sufjan Stevens
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Sufjan Stevens bestography
The best album by Sufjan Stevens is Illinois which is ranked number 45 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,595.
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This was not was I was expecting but I loved it from the first track. It really does kick off in style and the experimentation that will be a key feature throughout the album is strongly demonstrated. The quality is then maintained for the rest of the record. It is stunning that a record this unique can be so consistent and every song be different but also work in unison to form a bigger picture on the record. The music is so rich with detail that you can keep coming back to this album and it still feel fresh. The electronic aspects on every track are beautifully executed and where on some other artists records they can sound out of place but that never happens on this release. Overall, another phenomenal record by one of the most consistent artists in music that proves he can tackle so many genres of music and create greatness out of them.
Better than Illinois, but not quite on the level of Carrie and Lowell. Has a lot of great songs such as 'Vesuvius', 'Too Much', ' I Walked', and 'Impossible Soul'. Those stand with Steven's best. Some songs on here dont quite reach those heights, but none are bad by any means. For what its worth, I rate Impossible Soul as his most impressive work. Surprisingly, his electronic sound is every bit as good as his banjo side or baroque-pop side.
Till this day...the best ever! Goat
The Kid A of the 2010s, arguably kicked off the trend (Reflektor, Bon Iver, Sleep Well Beast) of 2000s indie acts becoming more experimental and electronic
Sufjan seems to be trying something new in this one and It is definitely worth your time. It can be stunnenly beatiful sometimes, as for almost any Sufjan work really.
This album threw me off when I first heard it. It's so unlike what I expected from Sufjan. However, the more I listen to it, the more I love it. Tracks like Futile Devices, Age of Adz, and Vesuvius are great on their own, but the way everything plays together is what really makes this album special. That's not even getting into the best track on the entire album, Impossible Soul. It's a song that I can't really compare to anything else (well it's about the same length as Echoes by Pink Floyd). Sufjan takes listeners on a journey in that song, experimenting with sounds, genres and instruments. It's powerful, moving, and at times even a little frightening. When the electronics and synths finally fade away and we're left with Sufjan's voice and a simple acoustic guitar I always get chills.
Quite possibly the best candidate for "the modern Pet Sounds". Though its unorthodox compositions remind me more at times of another baroque pop classic, Forever Changes.
This album is such a mess! I LOVE IT!!!!
I would urge anyone coming to this album for the first time to listen at least three times. It takes a while to grasp. I thought it was mediocre at best my first listen and it is now in my top ten of all time
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