An Object - No Age
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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the rock band was produced and recorded with Facundo Bermudez.
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  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 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.
  3. Aug 21, 2013
    80
    The album seems like it had the fat trimmed off in the studio and leaves the listener with a leaner-than-usual, but still enjoyable production. You’ll leave feeling full, but not stuffed.
  4. Aug 16, 2013
    70
    The lack of drums on large chunks of An Object initially gives the feeling that the album is lacking an anchor, but when the band explore the shimmering noise cosmos of closing track Commerce, Comment, Commence they sound expansive and exquisite, something that their more forthright punk approach can’t hope to achieve.
  5. 70
    An Object, as a conceptual aesthetic project, borders on brilliant. Yet the music itself is not immediately captivating.
  6. Aug 20, 2013
    62
    This is the album that might’ve better earned the title Everything in Between, as the songs are composed of scraps, MacGyver tricks achieved with contact mics, bass guitars, and doctored amps. Occasionally, the effort manifests in notable progress.
  7. Aug 15, 2013
    40
    They don't half make liberation and self-dependency sound miserable.

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  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 theSo 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. Expand
  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 noiseAs 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? Collapse