Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

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Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz
Asthmatic Kitty
12/10/10

This is not the Sufjan Stevens that we listened to in high school. Much different from his 2005 Illinoise, the new album adds an electric element that takes away from his complex and enchanting orchestral arrangements. The Age of Adz drops on October 12th, and offers fans a quite drastically different sound. It might be going to far to say that this album sounds like The Postal Service got a new singer, but not far enough to simply say that Sufjan’s style has changed. Track six Get Real, Get Right is a great example of how much this sound has been altered. His old identity if certainly present, but the back-beat will surprise you. The electronic age is upon us. Overall great album, but unexpectedly uncharacteristic from this notoriously acoustic artist.

Elsbeth Riley