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.