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Old 09-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Sufjan Stevens

Not seen a thread about him lying around. Recently I've become quite a big fan of his after listening to the album 'Illinois'. The first album of his I listened to of his was Michigan and it sort of left me with mixed feelings; I just thought he was one of those artists I just didn't get. Obviously it has some great tracks like 'Flint' and 'For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti' and a couple of other but I didn't really get a feeling for him but now after a few more listens coupled with going through his later work I have started really appreciating it. Anyone else a fan? I've heard he does great, yet quite strange, live performances too.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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I think Sufjan Stevens is really good. I've yet to see him live, but I also found his stuff took a little while of getting into. Illinois is a great album, its nice to know other people appreciate his work
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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Woah I live in Sheffield too! Well my parents do and I am now during the summer.

EDIT: Sorry that was a bit off topic but what are the chances?
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:23 PM   #4
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Suffie's great. I have most of his albums, and his style is pretty all over, even though it's mostly the folky/poppy indie as seen on Michigan/Illinois.

and as for his live performances. I've never seen him live in person, but most of the videos i've seen included Sufjan wearing butterfly wings. *shrug* i can only imagine that's the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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Woah I live in Sheffield too! Well my parents do and I am now during the summer.

EDIT: Sorry that was a bit off topic but what are the chances?



Ah I saw Manchester listed as your location and thought that was pretty close, but you actually living in Sheffield is a crazy coincidence, although i'm not there right now as its not term time. To keep it on topic, Sufjan Stevens is still good.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:36 AM   #6
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:55 AM   #8
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My friends all recommended him to me so i downloaded the Illinoise album. I love it.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:15 PM   #9
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:53 AM   #10
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:24 PM   #11
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Just saw him live recently. Excellent musician with just a really good diverse discography behind him.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:46 AM   #12
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Just saw him live recently. Excellent musician with just a really good diverse discography behind him.

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:18 AM   #13
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i saw him perform _Seven Swans_ @ ATP a few weeks ago. pretty.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:54 PM   #14
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I was going to see him on the 29th but apparently trying to preorder tickets one month ahead of time isn't early enough....
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:27 PM   #15
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So... did you like those new songs? I thought they were really interesting. I'm excited to see more of these new songs.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:46 AM   #16
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I liked the new songs a lot, Sufjan is consistently awesome though so that's to be expected really.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:00 PM   #17
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even though i've had some of his songs for a while and liked em, i just listened to Illinois and am now hooked. Whhich album should i get next?
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:53 AM   #18
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even though i've had some of his songs for a while and liked em, i just listened to Illinois and am now hooked. Whhich album should i get next?

Run Rabbit Run turned out to be everything I could have ever hoped for. I'd definitely recommend grabbing it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:58 AM   #19
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