Weirdo Rippers

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Weirdo Rippers
Weirdo Rippers.jpg
Compilation album by
Released2007
GenreExperimental rock, noise rock, punk
Length31:49
LabelFatCat
No Age chronology
Weirdo Rippers
(2007)
Nouns
(2008)

Weirdo Rippers is a compilation by LA-based duo No Age. It was released by FatCat in 2007 and compiled early singles put out by the band. Although not technically an album, it is often seen as their debut LP.

Cover art[edit]

The album's cover art depicts the front of LA music club "The Smell", which No Age and their friend Amanda Vietta Andersen had painted in 2007 specifically to photograph for one of their album covers.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
Drowned in Sound9/10[4]
MSN MusicA−[5]
Pitchfork8.0/10[6]
PopMatters8/10[7]
The Skinny4/5 stars[8]
Spin3.5/5 stars[9]

Weirdo Rippers ranked at number 8 on Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2007.[10]

The online music magazine Pitchfork placed Weirdo Rippers at number 12 on its list of the top 50 albums of 2007,[11] and later at number 136 on its list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Every Artist Needs a Tragedy" - 3:38
  2. "Boy Void" - 1:45
  3. "I Wanna Sleep" - 2:59
  4. "My Life's Alright Without You" - 1:59
  5. "Everybody's Down" - 2:20
  6. "Sun Spots" - 1:22
  7. "Loosen This Job" - 3:40
  8. "Neck Escaper" - 2:08
  9. "Dead Plane" - 4:12
  10. "Semi-Sorted" - 3:46
  11. "Escarpment" - 4:01

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Randall (March 1, 2013). "No Age's 'Weirdo Rippers' sign on the Smell mysteriously repainted". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Weirdo Rippers – No Age". AllMusic. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (August 28, 2007). "No Age: Weirdo Rippers". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ zzzzzz zzzzzz (June 12, 2007). "Album Review: No Age – Weirdo Rippers". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 2008). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (June 12, 2007). "No Age: Weirdo Rippers". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Berquist, Josh (September 25, 2007). "No Age: Weirdo Rippers". PopMatters. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Vile, Gareth K. (July 10, 2007). "No Age – Weirdo Rippers". The Skinny. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Young, Jon (September 2007). "No Age: Weirdo Rippers". Spin. 23 (9): 136. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Diver, Mike (23 December 2007). "DiS's albums of 2007: 5-1 (and full top 50)". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (December 17, 2007). "Top 50 Albums of 2007". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 25, 2010.
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 1, 2009.