Nouns

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. The band's live performances, politics, and loyalty to their fanbase are to be admired, but Nouns will leave you wanting more.
  2. But for all Randall's hairdryer noise and molten texture, they seem to lack killer hooks.
  3. No Age is certainly an adventurous band, but its sound here suffers from too much repetition.
  4. There are songs on Nouns that seemingly defy you to listen, and not because they’re loud or crass or due-heavy on true-dat market-maneuvers and what I guess we can now safely call “aural assault”; and not because of the bad vocals, bunkered mix job, or the hundred and one other things that would make your parents, my professors or Celine Dion hate this album.
  5. Nouns' effect is hazy, numbing, and merely pleasant--quite the opposite of experiencing No Age in person.
  6. For all the loud-fast ethos, the album feels like it's balancing on one leg.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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- Full Review »