The Age Of Adz (studio album) by Sufjan Stevens

The Age Of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-10-12
Overall rank: 318th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 776 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2010 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (39th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (318th)
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Sufjan Stevens bestography

The Age Of Adz is ranked 3rd best out of 23 albums by Sufjan Stevens on BestEverAlbums.com.

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.

Sufjan Stevens album bestography « Higher ranked (72nd) This album (318th) Lower ranked (700th) »
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 776 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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95/100
From 11/28/2021 10:51
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.
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From 10/14/2020 22:56
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.
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From 07/25/2020 02:45
decent 7
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From 06/15/2020 00:05
Till this day...the best ever! Goat
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From 04/01/2019 22:32
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
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From 12/27/2018 22:00
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.
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From 07/10/2018 17:41
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.
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From 05/27/2018 22:48
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.
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From 02/15/2018 18:49
This album is such a mess! I LOVE IT!!!!
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95/100
From 11/07/2017 02:42
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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