Monday, March 28, 2011

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz


Pictured Above: Sufjan Stevens

The Age of Adz


This newest effort comes from Sufjan only a few months after the All Delighted People EP which premiered earlier in August of 2010. The Age of Adz displays a powerful new side of Sufjan's work. The music is multi-layered as usual, with the multi-instrumentalist taking up as many as possible to fill out the sound of the songs. Each song has its own personality. The instruments build to chrashing crescendo and then ease up to allow soft piano strokes greet the listener with a soft reproach. The music flows at a nice pace and the songs seem to follow one another. So now to the verdict.

When I first got my hands on this album I found myself underwhelmed with the sound of it. I pushed it off to the side and paid it no mind. I gave it a few more listens recently and it has come back into my daily listening. I feel like the songs are well written and enjoyable. The album has great flow and depth and showcases Sufjan at his best. I would recommended this anyone that enjoys Sufjan's other works or wants something mellow and new in their  collections.







This is a song off of Sufjan's 50 States Project from the state of Illinois. This song is a lot simpler than the songs on Age of Adz and may be an easier listen for first time Sufjan listeners. I enjoy both.

Illinoise
Amazon Link to this album.
 

34 comments:

  1. Wow I never knew what he looked like, I've liked him ever since i heard that bobby got a shadfly song!

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  2. This is fantastic, awesome post.

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  3. Nice music. Don't know if it'll make the playlist though.

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  4. definitely one to keep an eye on. thanks for sharing!

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  5. sounds great man, never had heard of him before so thanks for sharing

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  6. I honestly expected nothing serlig before I pressed play. But this is really good music, delicious melancholy and beautifully mastered

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  7. I've listened to this like a 100 times now... awesome!

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  8. interesting track. thanks for sharing

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  9. Added this song to my favourites thanks :)

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  10. He looks a bit more emo than I thought :o

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  11. Thanks for sharing the song, it's interesting!

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  12. Man, I just can't get enough of this guy! Thanks for the video!

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  13. That's funny, I was just listening to him the other day, for the first time in awhile, and was a big fan of "Come on Feel the Illinoise" I was wondering when he'd come out with something new or continue on with his 50 states project. Nice post. Definitely following.

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  14. Well, that was more interesting then i expected.

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  15. I really need to open up my music horizon.. There's so much good music out there like this that I have yet to expose myself to!

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  16. i like it. it has a different sound ffrom something i never heard of

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  17. It's one of those albums that needs to grow on me

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  18. not my cup of tea, but interesting.

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  19. Got to listen to more of this guy

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  20. He said he would make an album for every us state... well at least he made one great album for illinois

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  21. awesome, I'm from Illinois too what a coincidence.

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  22. Never heard of him, thanks for sharing!

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  23. Sounds awesome, might buy it.

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