No Age
Everything In Between


3.5
great

Review

by Ryan Flatley EMERITUS
September 27th, 2010 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: No Age are certainly living in the moment, and Everything In Between has a similar retention factor.

No Age are the type of band that would probably laugh at the notion of a major overhaul stylistically. After all, the duo relies on each other for ideas, so why change out of a comfy outfit? Their first full-length debut, Weirdo Rippers, brought an earthy luster and a glimpse inside at the potential that was yet to be developed. Additionally, out of No Age’s three full lengths to date, Nouns is the beautifully bounded book, having a lush atmosphere with intriguing developments over the course of the album. So where does that leave Everything In Between?

The attention to detail and layers is probably the most overlooked side of No Age. That is to say that Everything In Between would be half the album it is without spacey, abstract tracks such as “Katerpillar” or the dowsing “Sorts.” Honestly, as excitable and joyful tracks like “Glitter” and “Depletion” are, Everything In Between would sound hollow churning out single after single. Yet, when No Age does produce a single, odds are that, even if the track sounds fuzzy, the memory of the track will be everlasting. Take “Fever Dreaming,” a frantic rush with what would initially sound like a grinding headache of noise after each verse, but in turn has a pleasant tonal accommodation that adds to No Age’s collection of memorable riffs (like that found in “Teen Creeps” and “Everybody’s Down”). And to think, getting style points for ‘sloppiness’ and once-thought unbearable ‘noise.’

The problem with Everything In Between though, is when "Chem Trails” slowly rattles away, as the distortion fades out, I say ‘well that was pretty awesome,’ and completely forget most of the finer details, which turns out to be a double-edged sword. While listening, paying too close attention takes away from the big picture. Unlike previous releases, there is not a dire need to shuffle back a few tracks to listen repetitively, but more of a, ‘when I’m in the mood’ feeling. No Age are certainly living in the moment, and Everything In Between has a similar retention factor.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
IsItLuck?
Emeritus
September 27th 2010


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

At first I thought this album was really bland and aggravating, but I think I was stuck thinking too much that this was going to be something completely mind-blowing.

mmfarva
September 28th 2010


1352 Comments


I really dig this, though it probably helps that this is my first No Age album.

Transient
September 28th 2010


1461 Comments


i am going to listen to this

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
September 28th 2010


3771 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I never understood the love surrounding this band. They're cool and all but they don't seem to be doing anything special. I like this better than Nouns, at least.

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AggravatedYeti
September 28th 2010


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album blows Nouns out of the water imo.

plane
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2010


6094 Comments


They're cool and all but they don't seem to be doing anything special.

And they do that especially well

AggravatedYeti
September 28th 2010


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

with "Chem Trails" in particular.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2010


15050 Comments


beh?

AggravatedYeti
September 28th 2010


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well that makes sense honestly.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2010


15050 Comments


not keeping my interest. fever dreaming and some of the trippier experiments are cool

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
September 28th 2010


3771 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

And they do that especially well


Hah, I guess.

WeepingBanana
September 29th 2010


10186 Comments


i've had nouns forever and still haven't listened to it. i feel like i'd love these guys

bab808
September 29th 2010


456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^ same

plane
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2010


6094 Comments


Honestly the Pitchfork review is the one I agree with most

AggravatedYeti
September 29th 2010


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude knows whats up.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2010


15050 Comments


make sure you add honestly to the beginning of the sentence so people know it's not a regular occurence

plane
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2010


6094 Comments


Usually they are very off you see

Lakes.
September 29th 2010


28364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

meh vocals. i really like depletion and valley hump crash though.

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wexenhex
October 1st 2010


192 Comments


good review

been wanting to get into this band and a lot of noise rock in general

caprio4us
October 20th 2010


182 Comments


nice review, i agree with it

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