No Age
Losing Feeling


4.0
excellent

Review

by Eric USER (161 Reviews)
September 24th, 2009 | 10 replies | 2,954 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: No Age are liars- they've clearly grown up and matured on their new EP.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Losing Feeling- how appropriate. Listening to No Age’s latest EP, I can’t help but think that this title is very telling. Have the “lost feeling?” that attitude that made “Teen Creeps” such a hit? I certainly hoped not going into their new EP. The No Age I’ve come to know through to full-length albums is one with the layered guitars and stripped down punk influences, most often compared to Sonic Youth, except with the vocals shouted nonchalantly as to say “I don’t give a f*** what you think.” To tell the truth, despite their lofty predecessors, No Age have done a fine job at filling these gargantuan shoes. Growing out of the LA art scene, No Age recently toured with Dan Deacon and Deerhunter on the No Deachunter tour. It’s a bit sad in some ways, but Losing Feeling is No Age growing up and maturing.

I realized this in the middle of the title track, which is much more harmonious than No Age’s previous work. Where before they would have gone louder and fuzzier, it’s like they took a step back and things became a little more clear. One reason for this may be the fact that they did away with the bass, and instead rely more on looping and layering the guitars. The results surprised me. While the fuzz and muffled noise of Nouns was one of the draws, Losing Feeling can handle itself just fine without them. The middle of the EP, “Genie” and “Aim at the Airport” have the band slowing things down a bit, keeping that same clarity, and even dabbling in electronica a bit.

Don’t be turned off by these newfangled changes No Age has made. This isn’t the same No Age of Nouns or Weirdo Ripper, no this is a more mature No Age. “You’re a Target” is the EP’s last, and a fitting closer. If the first three songs were No Age contemplating what to sound like on their next record (should we go more subdued?- “Losing Feeling,” or how bout more electronic-influenced?- “Genie”), then “You’re a Target” is No Age finding their niche. Again exhibiting a more harmonious sound, No Age have clearly found more clarity since Nouns. Even though this clocks in at less than 15 minutes, it’s still a solid effort from a band that’s sure to make their mark in the future. My biggest problem probably has to be their band name, because No Age have definitely gotten older, not to mention better.



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SeaAnemone
September 24th 2009



18823 Comments


You can stream it at Sup Pop here

http://www.subpop.com/channel/blog/you_can_now_hear_the_no_age_losing_feeling_ep_for_free_you_can_also_buy_it_for_8

also, there's a download for free... and how the hell does Nouns not have a review?! geez guiz


hmmm... I definitely added art to this album. can anyone tell me how to edit it?

Enotron
September 24th 2009



7695 Comments


they were mad good at lollapalooza

SeaAnemone
September 25th 2009



18823 Comments


seriously though, how do I add an album cover? this is just downright silly.

SeaAnemone
September 28th 2009



18823 Comments


Ok, this is ridiculous. I'll pos a review of whoever first tells me how to correctly add the album art to this. I'm desperate.

plane
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2009



6073 Comments


Go to the Mod thread in the forums.

SeaAnemone
September 28th 2009



18823 Comments


...and just ask them to add it for me?

plane
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2009



6073 Comments


Yes. Most of the posts deal with that.

timbo8
October 13th 2009



618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Let's get album art for this!!!!! Awesome EP here

SeaAnemone
October 13th 2009



18823 Comments


I asked : ( no response from the mod.s

and yes, awesome/too unknown

timbo8
October 17th 2009



618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thank you whoever uploaded album art



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