Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz

Listening to Sufjan Stevens’ new album, Age of Adz, makes me feel like I’m talking to myself without having to actually commit the wonderful faux pas.

In addition to witnessing someone express tender existential vulnerabilities in ridiculously stunning form, the ‘maximal’ production of songs like Too Much and Age of Adz feature intense percussive innovation and originality. Songs like Vesuvius and Futile Devices draw out a more subtle and delicate facet to the fearlessly emotional album. It was my favorite album of 2010.