Sufjan Stevens: AGE OF ADZ poll

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I've gotten back into this record quite hard as of late. Turns out it was way ahead of its time and, in my opinion, stands alongside CARRIE & LOWELL as one of Sufjan's best.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Impossible Soul 3
I Want To Be Well 3
Futile Devices 2
Too Much 2
I Walked 1
Now That I'm Older 1
Bad Communication 1
Vesuvius 1
Get Real Get Right 1
The Age of Adz 0
All for Myself 0


joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

anyway, I'm gonna have to spend some time deciding between "Futile Devices" and "Impossible Soul."

joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

fell in love with the original rock arrangement of "too much" (aka "there's too much love") so hard that the deconstructed version on the album was a letdown, still voted for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kfPmInRLts

all about those pitch-whammy'd power chords in the chorus

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

probably w josh here but the title track is massive

forgot how great a bunch of this album is bc of how cloying most of his previous minimalist maximalist stuff is. definitely grew as a songwriter here

stritram, Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

He ran out of Stereolab songs to rip off

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

that is a very weird accusation imo

Simon H., Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

i'm just ribbing, i love illinois & michigan, but listening to "come on feel the illinoise" and stereolab's "the free design" (or anything post dots & loops) is pretty startling

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

i want to be well

johnny crunch, Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

stereolab's "the free design" (that title!) is pretty pastiche-y itself no?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

The more people ripping off Stereolab the merrier

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

Futile Devices for me. I hated this album when it came out but it has slowly become one of my favorites of his.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

This record is the first of his I liked! "I Want To Be Well" is amazing

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

Went for Want To Be Well but it was close between that and The Age of Adz.

Probably my favourite SS album, never understood the naysayers. Much prefer it to Carrie & Lowell.

yugi ex, Thursday, 21 December 2017 23:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

this is his best album and an all-time favourite.

Impossible Album just edges out I Want To Be Well for me

ufo, Friday, 22 December 2017 01:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

i went with Futile Devices.

joshywinty (josh), Saturday, 23 December 2017 02:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

So glad this album is appreciated here.

treeship 2, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink


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