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No Age – An Object

No Age – 'An Object' album review

The DIY punks open their sound up and let the light in

By Phil Harrison
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When they put their mind to it, two people can make a surprisingly all-consuming racket. LA DIY punks No Age have been proving this for years. Yet, over that same time, they’ve also moved on from the thrashiness of tracks like two-minute 2007 track, 'Everybody's Down', and developed more nuance and refinement.

For their fourth album, they’ve broken their sound open and let the light come in. The result is a record that feels simultaneously more scratchily awkward and expansively ambitious. If previous No Age albums have felt a little one-paced, there’s a welcome unpredictability to ‘An Object’. The band still summon up an anthem or two but the restless brevity of these songs suggests new priorities – the angular playfulness of early Wire feels like an apt comparison for a tune like ‘No Ground’, with its textural diversity and masterful command of tension and release.

In fact, No Age have not only lasted the course, they’ve actually improved with age – and they continue to make plenty out of not very much. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments box below or tweet us at @TimeOutMusic.

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