Sufjan Stevens ‎– The Age Of Adz

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Futile Devices 2:11
Too Much 6:44
Age Of Adz 8:00
I Walked 5:01
Now That I'm Older 4:56
Get Real Get Right 5:10
Bad Communication 2:24
Vesuvius 5:26
All For Myself 2:55
I Want To Be Well 6:27
Impossible Soul 25:35

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AKR077 Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz(CD, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR077 US 2010 Sell This Version
AKR077 Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz(2xLP, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR077 US 2010 Sell This Version
PCD-93373 Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-93373 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
URA346 Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz(CD, Album) Spunk URA346 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
AKR077 Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR077 2010 Sell This Version

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WeHaveTheFacts

WeHaveTheFacts

April 20, 2021
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
I reached out to Asthmatic Kitty because of surface noise and poor quality of the sides C+D lp. Basically the same issues other people are having. They were super nice and offered to send a replacement but also said a repress of this album is in the works. Just a heads up to anyone thinking of picking this up to hold off and be on the lookout for the reissue that I'm sure will be much better quality.
i_am_from_cleveland

i_am_from_cleveland

February 27, 2021
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
Mine has a skip on "Impossible Soul," but in the most inadvertently perfect way: it's at the VERY end, and loops Sufjan saying "so impossible / so impossible / so impossible / so impossible." Thus, I now have access to FOUR equally excellent endings. Here they are, in order from saddest to happiest:

1) Vinyl (my defective edition): looping "so impossible" into infinity and beyond
2) Vinyl (standard edition): fading out on the desolate drone
3) Digital: the melancholy solace of "pleasure principle"
4) Live: the jump cut to "Chicago." All things grow! All things grow!

Very pleased with this - it's like a "choose your own adventure" book.
mcnab.cheyne

mcnab.cheyne

February 10, 2021
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077

The mastering sounds pretty good, but the manufacturing quality is lacking. I had to enlarge the spindle hole on one disc, and both have a fairly persistent non-fill (ripping paper-ish sound). It’s a busy, dense album sound wise so the defects mostly get buried behind the music, but in quiet passages it is very annoying.
ErioRaggen

ErioRaggen

December 28, 2020
referencing The Age Of Adz, CD, Album, AKR077

A lot more choatic compard to "the ascension". But the distinct sound is still there. But not at all bad. The constant contrast between the beats and the vocals kept clashing a bit too much imo, but not that hars that is felt distonal. All in all, it was a good listen, but I wasn't amazed. It's a solid 7/10 -> 3/5
jaret.benson

jaret.benson

January 26, 2018
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
I've gotten two copies now from Amazon and I had to return both, because the holes on both disc would not fit over spindle. Has anyone else had this problem? It's a standard spindle and all my other records are no problem.
ineveningair

ineveningair

March 30, 2017
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
My first copy sounds terrible. Lot of distortions and surface noise, especially on sides A and C. I contacted Asthmatic Kitty and they send me replacement discs and they sound fantastic. No distortions and noise. Distorted discs have more green label and new ones are more blue. So if you record sounds terrible check the label colour, maybe it was faulty series.
waitressboy

waitressboy

November 27, 2016
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
I was expecting to have a booklet or a sheet with the lyrics, but oh well...
consonancesound

consonancesound

July 20, 2015
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
The repressing lp is not listed in discogs?
Thanks.
Pistachios

Pistachios

May 7, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
referencing The Age Of Adz, CD, Album, AKR077

There's a bit in 'impossible soul', around 5.40 when it sounds like Giorgio Moroder's 'the chase' is about to come in (and that's just one of about 2000 different things that are going on in this crazy but brilliant piece of music). Maybe Sufjan is going to cover Donna Summers 'I feel love' for one of his b-sides. Go on Sufjan, you could turn it into one of your christmas hymns.
randybruder

randybruder

February 6, 2011
referencing The Age Of Adz, 2xLP, Album, AKR077
These times are identical to the CD release, but the vinyl release actually has the last act of "Impossible Soul" on the C side, after "I Want To Be Well," thus making the times different from the CD release.