No Age / Nouns
Album: Nouns   Collection:General
Artist:No Age   Added:May 2008
Label:Sub Pop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-15 Pull Date: 2008-08-17
Week Ending: Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2016: A Visit From Drum
4. Dec 17, 2014: A-philiac
Teen Creeps, Cappo, Sleeper Hold
2. Mar 10, 2016: All Passion No Technique
5. Feb 11, 2014: Setting Fire to the Lab
Sleeper Hold
3. Jan 29, 2015: A-philiac
Sleeper Hold, Things I Did When I Was Dead, Teen Creeps
6. Jul 13, 2011: Not That Simple

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-06-05
No Age are an anthemic noisy/shoegazy group that also have indie-pop, drone, and punk sensibilities. This is their debut on Sub Pop, do they sound polished. Their sound is usually cheery and jangly guitars or punk guitars, with a wall of sound, occasionally going heavy, mixed with vocals. This sounds like punk guitars and drums with an indie pop vox rocking the frenetic shoegaze of Swervedriver with a well textured wall of sound. Some songs rock pretty hard, although the vocals and pop sensibilities prevent me from saying it has a true pair of balls. Oh yeah, it's catchy as hell. Play it all, the kids will eat this shit up.

FCC Clean. Picks 7, 5, 3, 2, 1, 10


1**** 15 second Noisy wash, leading into stomping percussion, and entrance of triumphant punk distored guitars, washed out vox. Rocks hard. Commence shaking it.

2**** Goofy, cheery catchy repetitive guitar line with light noisy wash to begin, pop friendly. Then the fuzzed out guitars return and audible vocals this time.

3**** Weird synthy noise to start then big fuzzed out guitars, with anthemic vocals.

4** Slower, more poppy and restrained number with acoustic guitars and mumbly vocals, and prominent pulsating texture.

5***** Jangly guitars with happy dancy drum, 60s sunny vox alternating with an explosion HUGE fuzzed out wailing noisy riffs that throb and wail to serve as the refrain. Incredibly catchy.

6***Ambient piece with guitar drone serving as wall of sound and a few other textures with lightly stroked guitar.

7***** Big speedy jangly guitar intro leading into with swervedriver Shoegaze guitars with punk unrelenting pace. Anthemic vox as well, “With Passion It’s True”

8**Throbbing guitar wash texture that carries through the piece leading into drums that give way to some lacksidasically sung vocals.

9***Happy uptempo, with audible vocals, simple drumming, jangly guitars, more of an indie-pop/punk crossover. No big wall of sound here.

10****Instrumental piece. Restrained guitars with a vast fuzzy texture, and fiddling guitars above it. Uptempo ambient?

11***Quicker, punky guitar and vox piece that ends suddenly leading into beautiful wash to end the song.

12*** Punky uptempo number with wall of sound.

Track Listing
1. Miner   7. Sleeper Hold
2. Eraser   8. Errand Boy
3. Teen Creeps   9. Here Should Be My Home
4. Things I Did When I Was Dead   10. Impossible Bouquet
5. Cappo   11. Ripped Knees
6. Keechie   12. Brain Burner