An Object - No Age
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. There's a pleasure on the far edge of song in imagining that two DIY purists are making all these musical noises with their guitar collection and their home studio.
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    90
    The clashes in sound become the very skeletons for the songs, and the songwriting is more fearless and honest than ever before, marking a distinct maturity for No Age and resulting in their best work to date.
  3. 85
    It’s pretty hard to deny that No Age make a damn good off-kilter rock record, and that’s a pretty good idea in itself.
  4. Aug 20, 2013
    84
    The only thing that could make An Object better is a guarantee these determined minimalists won’t leave us with zero next time out.
  5. Aug 19, 2013
    84
    As soon as the first bright notes of An Object wave you over to the album’s distorted incandescence, you realize that something is going on.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    So I read all this mixed reviews about this album before I got a chance to listen to it myself. It kind of skewed my perception from the gates, predisposed me to not really give it a chance, to just kind of think it was blah. But a funny thing happened when I listened to this record, I really like it. No doubt it is different from their previous albums and material. At first I didnt know what to make of it. But then I caught myself nodding my head and tapping my feet along with the music. And you know what I made up my own opinion and I really like this album. It is growing on me with each subsequent listen. I reccommend this album to any No Age fan. Dont be thrown off by how it is different, dont get caught up in the reviews of this album. Listen to it, with open ears and as much a blank slate as possible and you will be surprised to find that this is a really outstanding album that takes creative risks and says what it has to say in a unique voice. I cant stop listening to this album! I find new little wrinkles each time that I listen. Full Review »
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    5
    As the band that recorded Weirdo Rippers and Nouns, An Object does not necessarily strike you as the work of the same group. Gone is the noise background and reverb, and what we are left with painfully disappoints. What bothers me the most are the vocals. It may be that they are mixed higher so you can hear the imperfection in their singing, but No Ages delivery on vocals seem bored and lazy, and since they dominate the soundscape the entire album feels drab. The best moments on this album are when No Age actually moves away from their old sound, instead of half assing, such as on C'mon Stimmung, which sounds ferocious with roaring guitar and crashing cymbals. Without some of these primal punk elements on the rest of the tracks, it seems like punk without the energy, and what is that? Full Review »