Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz mp3 album
The Age of Adz (pronounced /ɒdz/) is the sixth studio album by American singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, released on October 12, 2010 by Asthmatic Kitty. It was Stevens' first song-based full-length album in five years, since the release of Illinois in 2005. The album features a heavy use of electronics augmented by orchestration, and takes inspiration from the apocalyptic artwork of schizophrenic artist Royal Robertson.
The Age of Adz (pronounced odds) is Sufjan Stevens’ first full-length collection of original songs since 2005’s civic pop opus Illinois. This new album is probably his most unusual, first, for its lack of conceptual underpinnings, and second, for its preoccupation with Sufjan himself.
The Age of Adz is the sixth album by Sufjan Stevens. Despite being polarizing to both fans and critics upon its release, it managed to receive critical acclaim and charted at on the Billboard Top 200, making it Stevens' highest charting album to date. Sufjan Stevens isn’t the kind of artist who repeats himself. The sturdy, State-focused Michigan gave way to the indie folk sensibilities of 2004’s Seven Swans. While they lean more towards chamber pop and indie folk, this album has a heavy focus on electronica and experimentation, which caused people to compare it to Radiohead’s Kid A and Stevens' 2001 glitch-oriented album, Enjoy Your Rabbit. The only hint of a shift towards an electronic style people got before The Age of Adz was released was You Are the Blood, Stevens' ten-minute cut off of the 2009 charity compilation album Dark Was the Night.
The resulting album is a sonically dense and emotionally destructive masterpiece that treats vulnerability as a guiding compass through the bog of anxiety. It is glitchy, messy, and I love every second of it. 'Futile Devices' is the most familiar song on the album and also one of the most lyrically dazzling.
With his sixth proper album, Sufjan Stevens does battle with what we've come to expect from a proper Sufjan Stevens album. This time, instead of painstakingly humanizing the locations, historical inhabitants, and trivia of a certain slab of America, he's more concerned with his own state of mind. Because The Age of Adz is a relatively dark affair, with the 35-year-old songwriter sometimes forgoing his child-like naïveté for something more oblique and adult. Considering the triumph of style that was Illinois (and the legions of lesser lights that subsequently turned it into some sort of over-the-top Disney on Ice parody), the change of perspective is welcomed. The record is book-ended by two quaint, characteristic acoustic passages that find Stevens reconnecting with a past love.
Album · 2010 · 11 Songs. 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.
Includes a code for a digital download of the album. The final track "Impossible Soul" has its final section placed at the end of Side C due to space limitations on Side D, however the tracklist on the album cover is identical to the CD version. All other images courtesy The Fred Blair and Patrick Ryan collection.
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|3||Age Of Adz||7:59|
|5||Now That I'm Older||4:55|
|6||Get Real Get Right||5:10|
|9||All For Myself||2:55|
|10||I Want To Be Well||6:26|
- Songwriter [All Songs By] – Sufjan Stevens
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