Nouns

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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. 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.
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    Naturally, there are moments that regress into mere riffs on the band's million-old forerunners, but attitude intermixes with ambiance on Nouns in a special, timeless way. [Spring 2008, p.99]
  3. The album switches between grimy rockers (“Here Should Be My Home”) and come-down lullabies (“Things I Did When I Was Dead”) seemingly at random, but the fuzzy haze that hangs over each track holds the record together.
  4. Despite these sawed-off edges, Nouns is an extremely accessible album. [June 2008, p.135]
  5. L.A. may be the center of plastic glamour, but this noise-punk duo prove the city still has a dangerous side.
  6. Taking things up a small notch in terms of recording quality (medium-fi would probably be apt, as it's still a long shot from glossy), this is certainly a more cohesive release than their debut, with some absolutely killer songs mixed in with some rather middling ones.
  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
    9
    Nouns is a wonderful collection of great tracks. No Age have their own distinct "duo" sound. The vocals, the production, the layers of noiseNouns 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