Nouns - No Age
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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based duo's sophomore album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, England.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
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  1. Once the blissful excitement of 'Brain Burner' closes the album you will realize that with Nouns, No Age have not only delivered an intense blend of experimental/noise/ambient rock but they have very clearly delivered, arguably, the best album of the year.
  2. Nouns sounds as homemade as something released on a Warner Music affiliate could be. It’s crafted with a sense of pleasant haphazardness, gelling into one of those rare situations where everything that is thrown at the wall sticks.
  3. Definitely on the arty end of the post-rock gradient, No Age manage to channel elements of other great bands who have woken up drunk on the lo-fi line between pretty and noisy.
  4. Nouns may not fully realize all of No Age’s potential, but it’s urgent, frantic, and loud--just like punk rock should be. [Summer 2008]
  5. 70
    Since avant-punk often has more “limits” than its creators recognize, respect and then some to No Age for keeping theirs interesting.
  6. You'll find yourself wondering if Nouns is really all that good or if you're just shocked to hear such songs on a No Age record.
  7. For all the loud-fast ethos, the album feels like it's balancing on one leg.

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  1. Dec 23, 2012
    Nouns is a wonderful collection of great tracks. No Age have their own distinct "duo" sound. The vocals, the production, the layers of noise in this album, it's almost perfect. All In All, Nouns is a perfect slice of indie rock. A- Expand