Snares Like a Haircut

Artist: 
No Age
Non-Airable Tracks: 
NONE
Label: 
Drag City
Album Art: 

Before listening to this album I had never heard of No Age so I was unsure of what to expect. They are described as a "lo-fi-drum-and-guitar duo," according to Spotify. However, when I first listened to it I thought of their music as the kind you would hear a group of high school friends play while in a garage and parents asking them to quiet down. I didn't really like it because the instruments seemed at a higer volume than the singer making it hard to hear the singer's voice. I was not a big fan of the vocals as well. Yet, I listened to it a second time and my opinion changed. There were still some songs that still sounded like a garage band, which I am not a huge fan of, but if you enjoy that, then this album is for you. The more you listen the more you like the singer's voice on certain tracks, such as "Send Me." This track is like a punk ballad and his voice makes the lyrics even more enticing. Also, there are two tracks on the album that contain no vocals and they immediately make you want to tap your foot along with the beat or listen to while driving at night. Overall, the album is unique, the vocals are unique, and the musical instruments are played pretty well, but if you're like me it might take time to really appreciate the songs. 

Sounds Like: 
Deerhunter
Sounds Like: 
Sonic Youth
Recommended Tracks: 
4 Send Me: a slower song on the album like a ballad with cool lyrics
10 Third Grade Wave: only instruments, no vocals and perfect to go on a drive with
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
02/21/2018