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No Age / Nouns
Album:Nouns Collection:General
Artist:No Age Added:05/2008
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-15 Pull Date:2008-08-17 
Week Ending:17 Aug10 Aug3 Aug27 Jul20 Jul13 Jul6 Jul29 Jun
Airplays:12113225

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4.Wed, 17 Dec 14:Matthew
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2.Thu, 10 Mar 16:Shay Z
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5.Tue, 11 Feb 14:aj
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3.Thu, 29 Jan 15:Matthew
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6.Wed, 13 Jul 11:Thomas
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Album Review
Brick
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

-BRICK

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