Weirdo Rippers

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Weirdo Rippers
Weirdo Rippers.jpg
Compilation album by No Age
Released 2007
Genre Experimental rock, noise rock, punk
Length 31:49
Label Fat Cat
No Age chronology
Weirdo Rippers
(2007)
Nouns
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (87%) [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars [3]
The A.V. Club (B+) [4]
Robert Christgau (A-) [5]
Drowned in Sound (9/10) [6]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10.0) [7]

Weirdo Rippers is a compilation by LA-based duo No Age. It was released by Fat Cat 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.[8]

Reception[edit]

  • Ranked #12 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2007[9]
  • Ranked #8 on Drowned In Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2007[10]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Weirdo Rippers at number 136 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[11]

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. ^ AbsolutePunk.net review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Austin Chronicle review
  4. ^ The A.V. Club review
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ Roberts, Randall (1 March 2013). "No Age's 'Weirdo Rippers' sign on the Smell mysteriously repainted". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Pitchfork staff (December 17, 2007). "Top 50 Albums of 2007". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 25, 2010. 
  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 (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009.