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Sufjan Stevens

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music deals with both the personal and the spiritual while accompanied by simple but striking musical patterns, Detroit-born Sufjan Stevens started venturing into the music world while attending Hope College as a member of Marzuki, a folk-rock band based in Holland, Michigan. Following the release of two full-length albums with the group, Stevens decided to go solo in late 1999, investing fully in a career that was waiting to shine by itself. Sun Came, his debut album, appeared in 2000, confirming his superior musical command, complex instrumentation, and sparkling melodies. The promotion of the disc included playing on the road with the Danielson Famile, with whom he began regularly working. The heavily electronic Enjoy Your Rabbit, a song cycle concerning the animals of the Chinese zodiac, hit record stores in 2001, followed in 2003 by Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State, a 15-track conceptual piece produced and performed by Stevens -- he played over 20 instruments -- that placed his home state under the writer's microscope. Despite the record's narrowed focus, it was among the best reviewed work that year and made many critics' year-end lists. In 2004, Stevens released his follow-up, Seven Swans, a thoughtful, spiritual, and quasi-mystical collection of stand-alone songs produced by Danielson Famile mastermind Daniel Smith.

Stevens returned to his ambitious "states" project in 2005 with the epic Illinoise (extended title: Sufjan Stevens Invites You To: Come on Feel the Illinoise), which became one of the best-reviewed album of 2005, spawning accolades both regional and international. (It was also smacked with a lawsuit concerning the depiction of DC Comics icon Superman on the cover, who was eventually covered by a balloon sticker and subsequently removed from further pressings.) The 21-track Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from the Illinois Album and the five-disc Christmas box set Songs for Christmas arrived in 2006, followed in 2007 by the instrumental BQE, a self-described "symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City's infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway" that was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and performed on three consecutive nights (November 1-3, 2007) in front of a film shot by Stevens, who had officially relocated to New York in 2000. Run Rabbit Run, a version of 2001's Enjoy Your Rabbit performed by the Osso String Quartet, and a recorded version, BQE, arrived in October 2009.

In 2010, Stevens surprised everybody by releasing All Delighted People, a nearly 60-minute EP of new music. An all-new studio album, the surreal electronic pop manifesto The Age of Adz, arrived later, in October of that year. In 2012 Stevens released the five-EP box set Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10, the sequel to 2006's Songs for Christmas, Vols. 1-5. The year 2014 brought the release of Sisyphus, a collaboration between Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti. Stevens also teamed up with Yarn/Wire in 2014 to compose and perform the soundtrack to Round-Up, an impressionistic documentary film about rodeo riders. In 2015, Stevens returned with his first solo album of new, non-seasonal material since The Age of Adz; Carrie & Lowell, inspired by the death of his mother, was released in March 2015, followed by a concert tour. ~ Mario Mesquita Borges & James Christopher Monger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Age Of Adz

1. Futile Devices

2. Too Much

3. Age Of Adz

4. I Walked

5. Now That I'm Older

6. Get Real Get Right

7. Bad Communication

8. Vesuvius

9. All For Myself

10. I Want To Be Well

11. Impossible Soul

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Track List: The Avalanche

1. The Avalanche

2. Dear Mr. Supercomputer

3. Adlai Stevenson

4. The Vivian Girls Are Visited In The Night By Saint Dargarius

5. Chicago (Acoustic Version)

6. The Henney Buggy Band

7. Saul Bellow

8. Carlyle Lake

9. Springfield, Or Bobby Got A Shadfly Caught In His Hair

10. The Mistress Witch From McClure (Or, The Mind That Knows Itself)

11. Kaskaskia River

12. Chicago (Adult Contemporary Easy Listening Version)

13. Inaugural Pop Music For Jane Margaret Byrne

14. No Man's Land

15. The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake

16. The Pick-Up

17. The Perpetual Self, Or "What Would Saul Alinky Do?"

18. For Clyde Tombaugh

19. Chicago (Multiple Personality Disorder Version)

20. Pittsfield

21. The Undivided Self (For Eppie And Popo)

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Track List: Seven Swans

1. All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands

2. The Dress Looks Nice On You

3. In The Devil's Territory

4. To Be Alone With You

5. Abraham

6. Sister

7. Size Too Small

8. We Won't Need Legs To Stand

9. A Good Man Is Hard To Find

10. He Woke Me Up Again

11. Seven Swans

12. The Transfiguration

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Track List: Enjoy Your Rabbit

1. Year Of The Asthmatic Cat

2. Year Of The Monkey

3. Year Of The Rat

4. Year Of The Ox

5. Year Of The Boar

6. Year Of The Tiger

7. Year Of The Snake

8. Year Of The Sheep

9. Year Of The Rooster

10. Year Of The Dragon

11. Enjoy Your Rabbit

12. Year Of The Dog

13. Year Of The Horse

14. Year Of Our Lord

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Track List: A Sun Came!

1. We Are What You Say

2. A Winner Needs A Wand

3. Rake

4. Siamese Twins

5. Demetrius

6. Dumb I Sound

7. Wordsworth's Ridge

8. Belly Button

9. Rice Pudding

10. A Loverless Bed (W/Out Remission)

11. Godzuki

12. Super Sexy Woman

13. The Oracle Said Wander

14. Happy Birthday

15. Jason

16. Kill

17. Ya Leil

18. A Sun Came

19. Satan's Saxophones

20. Joy! Joy! Joy!

21. You Are The Rake

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Track List: All Delighted People EP

1. All Delighted People

2. Enchanting Ghost

3. Heirloom

4. From The Mouth Of Gabriel

5. The Owl And The Tanager

6. All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)

7. Arnika

8. Djohariah

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Track List: Carrie & Lowell

1. Death With Dignity

2. Should Have Known Better

3. All Of Me Wants All Of You

4. Drawn To The Blood

5. Eugene

6. Fourth Of July

7. The Only Thing

8. Carrie & Lowell

9. John My Beloved

10. No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross

11. Blue Bucket Of Gold

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Track List: Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State

1. Flint (For The Unemployed And Underpaid)

2. All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!

3. For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

4. Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!

5. The Upper Peninsula

6. Tahquamenon Falls

7. Holland

9. Romulus

10. Alanson, Crooked River

12. They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)

14. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)

15. Vito's Ordination Song

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Track List: Illinoise

4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

5. Jacksonville

6. A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons

9. Chicago

10. Casimir Pulaski Day

12. The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts

13. Prairie Fire That Wanders About

14. A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze

15. The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!

17. Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell

18. In This Temple, As In The Hearts Of Man, For Whom He Saved The Earth

19. The Seer's Tower

21. Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King Of Swing, To Name A Few

22. Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run

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Track List: No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross (Single)

1. No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross

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Track List: Run Rabbit Run

1. Year Of The Ox

2. Enjoy Your Rabbit

3. Year Of The Monkey

4. Year Of The Tiger

5. Year Of The Dragon

6. Year Of The Snake

7. Year Of The Horse

8. Year Of The Sheep

9. Year Of The Rat

10. Year Of The Rooster

11. Year Of The Dog

12. Year Of The Boar

13. Year Of Our Lord

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Track List: Should Have Known Better (Single)

1. Should Have Known Better

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Mitochondria is the power house of the cell
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This is the first song of his that I heard and I love it so much, years later
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Mitochondria is the power house of the cell
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This is a message people should send out to every artist page of any variety. Stop with the chain messaging please. It is getting very old and I for one am getting pissed the f**k off by it. It is for commenting for the artist and their music careers. So please just stop. Thank you!
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A dynamic Christian, and one of the most intelligent songwriters today. No he doesn't write praise songs, he writes sermons - and preaches beautifully.
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Very creative. And a very strong Christian to boot?!!! You go boy!!!
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His song on Illinoise about John Wayne Gacey, while beautiful in its own way, is also one of the creepiest songs ever!
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seekircherbe l t r a m
"I'll do anything for you" ❤️
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And like, Casimir Pulaski Day? Romulus? The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades? WHAT!? How does a human being create a song so gorgeous!?!? ? ? WTH SUFJAN!?? How? Ahhh!
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His songs say so much. His voice is so sad and empty. I love his music and they will always be a part of me
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Every single one of his albums has something to offer. I could spend hours just listening to Sufjan.
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stoph126
Seven Swans! So Good!
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Ok, The Transfigurat i o n is AMAZING. Love finding new music I'd never heard of<3<3 Is he Christian? The Transfigurat i o n is a beautiful praise song! Gorgeous blend
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hey JUst to let everyone know , I live in Ypsilanti ,
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This song makes me cry....Oh but it's so good!
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Like once it gets to 45 seconds it sounds like he is yawned!
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Years later, Greetings from Michigan is still my fav
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ethampoe99
I love Sufjan and everything he does. From criticizing a certain bum shaking fake blonde to making songs about the States to writing a very good ghetto blog. Cheers Sufjan!
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Also Sufjan, why are you listening to Miley Cyrus songs? Stop doing that before you lose indie-cred.
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So funny how Sufjan gave Miley Cyrus a grammar lesson for her use of the word laying instead of lying in one of her songs. I love him. Look it up online, totally hilarious.
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Yes! <3
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Man I love this dude!!!
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Been a fan of Sufjan Stevens since I was six..props to my mom for having good a taste in music, and sharing it with me!
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You will be bashed on the nearest possible weekday, tomorrow will be the worst day off your life.
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dlambert489
Why did this get played on my station? This is horrible.
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Sufjan Stevens for life, Illinoise and Michigan are all-time favorites (at least for me)��
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stebla99
DAWGS
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Chicago!
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this man
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I adore Sufjan Stevens (:
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petervansant v o o r d
Awesome. Musical magic. A genius.
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So far, I've only heard Illinoise all the way through. But just basing my opinion off that one (albeit, very long) album, he's a genius. And his song titles! :D They're amazing!!!!! ! ! ! !
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Hehe his album covers are quite the cute ones c:
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Thanks Pandora for introducing me to Sufjan Stevens ! I LOVE his music !!
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Woot, can't wait to hear him live in Missoula MT next week!
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k9srockon
This guy looks like a comic character... Love his music though!
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nice interpretati o n of a GREAT song...wish he'd get back to this sort of highly-melod i c yet inventive songwriting. . .
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great sound!
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I LIKE!
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Very nice. I'm enjoying this very much, I can't wait to hear more :)
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Gotta love Chicago...Il l i n o i s reppin. :)
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bbhulse1
LOVING THIS!!!!!!!! ! ! ! How come I haven't heard of this guy before?!!
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All things go all things go...
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I remember finding this guy on rcrdlbl!
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I'm sorry that our generation won't be sophisticate d enough to enjoy him properly. Genius in its own time and all...
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he's wearing an Illinois shirt:) ohh the OC brought me to him
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Wow, I like:)
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Past the present
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wayyy too good to be overlooked.
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