No Age
Weirdo Rippers


4.0
excellent

Review

by kodiaknoises USER (3 Reviews)
October 5th, 2007 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: LA art-punkers No Age deliver a debut CD that pays tribute to the noisy DIY scene that opened the doors for them. Weirdo Rippers is everything you loved about punk without any of the rigid parameters.

"We'd be nothing without the Smell," says No Age in an XLR8R interview. This attitude is easy to find throughout their debut CD, Weirdo Rippers. The LA club has provided as sort of a teen center for these guys and their friends and their music. The live show is a performance piece, which features the duo Dean Spunt and Randy Randall making their guitar-drum duo sound like a whole neighborhood of garage bands going at it. The most obvious influence is Sonic Youth, who embody the bands nack for stripped down punk and ethereal shoe-gaze. It's not exactly the sound of everything you thought was music crumbling in front of you, but it does prove well beyond their years; for a debut CD, this a rare find.

The track "Sun Spots" is a real highlight, which sounds like My Bloody Valentine interpreting the Boards of Canada in it's extremely colorful expanse of fuzzy drums and commitment to rupturing traditional song structure. The band descend back to more traditional, rollicking punk with "My Life's Alright Without You". Weirdo Ripper's opener, "Every Artist Needs a Tragedy" may be their strongest effort. Combining the the focused dissonance of the majority of their tracks with a catchy surprise relapse into rock and roll towards the end.

No Age don't verbally promise any great things to come, they shack-up in the LA art scene where you're here today, gone tomorrow. The music however, speaks for itself, and in their lack of aspiration to take themselves seriously, we may be witnessing the future leaders of the noise rock game in their infancy.


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The Jungler
November 29th 2007


4826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This cd is so good.

Than
March 7th 2008


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I agree. You get a "well done" for the review, too.

Eliminator
March 7th 2008


2067 Comments


i should probably check this band out or something
idunno
!

Enotron
November 18th 2009


7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

3 tracks in. 1st is redundant, with some pretty good moments. 2nd is worthless. 3rd is an awesome, noise track.



heres to that the most tracks are like the 3rd.



*takes a swig of seltzer*

SeaAnemone
November 18th 2009


21429 Comments


Go for Nouns or Losing Feeling instead, they're better.

Enotron
November 18th 2009


7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

duly noted.



but if this is their best, then no way do i like no age. Get it? No way, No Age. Hehehe...c'mon fellas, gimme props.

guttermoth
May 31st 2011


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is good to drive to. I love the song "everybody's down" and "loosen this job." The first song I ever heard was "boy void" and I was like cool...it's punk/noise together!



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