While certainly a departure from Sufjan Steven's usual orchestral folk ballads or acoustic melodies, The Age of Adz speaks wonders to the patient and eager listener. The computeristic, glitchy sounds that serve as the identity of this interesting album initially turn off a listener, but with time these quirks add an interesting and integral layer too the thematic sound of the work. From the melodic realization in Futile Devices to the epic and powerful Vesuvius, The Age of Adz keeps the consumer interested! Even the finale, Impossible Soul, weighing in at a whopping 25 minutes, does not cease providing glittering moments and renewing it's repetitive drone. I would easily give this album a 4.5 /5 in terms of Sufjan Stevens albums, and a solid 4/5 among all albums I have listened to in my life.