No Age – Weirdo Rippers (Fat Cat 2007) & Nouns (Sub Pop 2008)








Nick: this is kind of strange, after the first atmospheric part led into a pounding song you expect all the atmospheric bits to lead into songs but they don’t, which can be disappointing. when was this made?


oh, sounds much older, its an amalgam of lots of things I’ve heard before but still, it’s nice. I can’t quite say what their influences are but it sounds like a grab-bag of things I recognize.

(at this point things are interrupted by Nick having a argument with a telesales guy from Talk Talk, unfortunately not the band but the phone company)

I wouldn’t buy it. I’ll say that much. it’s certainly not ‘OH WOW!’

and now…their most recent album ‘Nouns’, lets see if you like this one any more.







I think the tracks, individually, here are more interesting but as a whole their scope seems to have gotten narrower, like, a guy writes a series of books, and all the books are very different from each other but quite shallow, then he writes a new series of books and these books all very similar but better then his old books, you know what I mean? 

I always find it hard to appreciate ‘in between’ music

what’s it in between?

everything, you could take a small part of it and pass it off as modern classical, another bit as good old rock n roll, punk, everything.

and is that not a good thing?

not when it doesn’t add up to anything new.

As previously mentioned, No Age will play Whelans this coming Friday with Times New Viking and Los Campesinos as part of the Shred Yr Face tour. Yay!


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