Stream Sufjan Stevens’ The Age of Adz on NPR
With his show at the Orpheum Theatre on October 16 approaching ever closer, the melody lines of Sufjan Stevens have been playing over and over again in my head (and on my laptop). To make things even better, NPR is currently streaming his upcoming LP The Age of Adz which hits stores on October 12, just as he embarks on his Fall 2010 tour.
Upon a quick first listen of the new album, it sounds like Sufjan has gone down a path much more under the influence of synthesizers and electronica (but what hasn’t these days…) But beyond the computerized dissonances lie the melodic complexities in typical Stevens fashion. Sigh, thank goodness. It’s just not a Sufjan Steven tune without a million different things happening at once and somehow still managing to sound music (and good music at that).
Does this new robot-Stevens suit your liking? Will he ever revisit his banjo strumming days of Michigan? Why am I ending my post in question-style like I write for hipsterrunoff? I. don’t. know. Listen to The Age of Adz for free on NPR and see for yourself.