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The Age of Adz

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NOW THAT HE'S OLDER Sufjan Stevens
Denny Renshaw

The Age of Adz

Current Status:
In Season
Sufjan Stevens

We gave it an A-

Sufjan Stevens’ first proper album since 2005 (not counting the hour-long EP he dropped in August) features enough glitchy electronic beats to shock some fans, but don’t be put off: Aside from one ill-considered Auto-Tune gambit, the added layer of studio technology on The Age of Adz complements rather than distracts from the heartrending melodies and ambitious orchestration underneath. This noted history buff is finally moving toward the future, and it suits him splendidly. A?

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