The Word On...The Age of adz, Sufjan Stevens

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"Contains all the charm and graces of ...Illinoise but it also marks a shift in his sound that will both alienate older fans and earn him new ones with what could be termed his own Kid A. The glittery soundscapes, dreamy harmonics and floating choral accompaniments are still present, only significantly evolved"

"An audacious, eminently enjoyable offering from a singer whose deep reserves of curiosity and invention show little sign of dwindling. That, surely, is enough."

"Stevens undoubtedly remains a substantial talent – this is arguably as good a showcase of his madcap aspirations and multi-instrumental skill as anything else in his catalogue. He is not, however, a judicious editor. This is an extravagant and undisciplined album that is nearly impossible to digest."