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Thread started 07/12/06 8:47pm

Sdldawn

Sufjan Stevens... who digs this guy

I'm just kindof gettin into him.. I like Illinois, and just got the Avalanche album.. its tough to absorb all at once, but seems to have some beautiful stuff on it.


what yall think
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/06 8:58pm

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Sdldawn said:

I'm just kindof gettin into him.. I like Illinois, and just got the Avalanche album.. its tough to absorb all at once, but seems to have some beautiful stuff on it.


what yall think


Loved him for awhile now. Illinois is my favorite so far, "Casamir Pulaski Day" is probably my favorite single song of the last 5 years.
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/06 11:05pm

pkidwell

the guy is amazing
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/06 11:21pm

Sdldawn

this music is so original sounding.. the arrangments.

beautiful stuff
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Reply #4 posted 07/13/06 12:55am

Sdldawn

damn fine albums!!!

wow wow wow
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Reply #5 posted 07/13/06 1:32am

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i love those albums, although i have to admit that i haven't
fully absorbed "The Avalanche" yet.

his Hark. Songs For Christmas 5 EP thingie is cool too. and
there's just so incredibly much stuff out there to explore.
he's got like a gazillion songs already.
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #6 posted 07/13/06 1:46pm

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Me, fav song would be John Wayne Gacy Jr. what a voice!
Illinois did it for many people and it's a great album but you should also check out Michigan! And A Sun Came, for the more electronic/rock fans. And there are some gems on 'Outtakes & Rarities' but I don't know if it's available in stores.
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Reply #7 posted 07/13/06 2:13pm

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BT11 said:

Me, fav song would be John Wayne Gacy Jr. what a voice!
Illinois did it for many people and it's a great album but you should also check out Michigan! And A Sun Came, for the more electronic/rock fans. And there are some gems on 'Outtakes & Rarities' but I don't know if it's available in stores.


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Reply #8 posted 07/13/06 7:55pm

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i loves me some sufjan! i haven't listened to avalanche yet because there's been too much happening lately but i will soon. i heard bits, though, and i like what i've heard. can't wait to see him in berkeley in october!
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Reply #9 posted 07/13/06 8:15pm

Sdldawn

he literally has tons of songs.. geez, just tryin to collect his discography.. its huge!

some good stuff on these disks
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Reply #10 posted 07/13/06 9:29pm

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he literally has tons of songs.. geez, just tryin to collect his discography.. its huge!

some good stuff on these disks

beware of "enjoy your rabbit" and "a sun came". most of them are noise, especially "enjoy your rabbit".
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Reply #11 posted 07/13/06 9:38pm

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sallysassalot said:

Sdldawn said:

he literally has tons of songs.. geez, just tryin to collect his discography.. its huge!

some good stuff on these disks

beware of "enjoy your rabbit" and "a sun came". most of them are noise, especially "enjoy your rabbit".


got'em.. i have like 110 songs.. its kindof overwhelming.. almost too overwhelming
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Reply #12 posted 07/14/06 5:16am

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sallysassalot said:

i loves me some sufjan! i haven't listened to avalanche yet because there's been too much happening lately but i will soon. i heard bits, though, and i like what i've heard. can't wait to see him in berkeley in october!


Have you seen him live yet? He's great, but there's so much nerdy hotness on stage, I felt like one of the girls in that Beatles footage. Was almost hard to concentrate on the music.
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Reply #13 posted 07/14/06 7:50am

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Sdldawn said:

sallysassalot said:


beware of "enjoy your rabbit" and "a sun came". most of them are noise, especially "enjoy your rabbit".


got'em.. i have like 110 songs.. its kindof overwhelming.. almost too overwhelming



nod

and theres a sameness about his music that shouldnt allow him to release two albums a year (well, it feels that way)...

i think he would suit himself best to follow the sade, stealy dan or tracy chapman mold of only releasing an album every so often.
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Reply #14 posted 07/14/06 10:09am

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Sdldawn said:



got'em.. i have like 110 songs.. its kindof overwhelming.. almost too overwhelming



nod

and theres a sameness about his music that shouldnt allow him to release two albums a year (well, it feels that way)...

i think he would suit himself best to follow the sade, stealy dan or tracy chapman mold of only releasing an album every so often.

yeah, he's definitely got a "sound" but i don't really think his last three records sound the same. seven swans is very much its own thing, though it uses the same instruments, and michigan is similar to illinois but illinois is more crafted and complex. the other two (a sun came and enjoy your rabbit) sound nothing like anything else he's done.

with his last three records (the latest not included), its kind of like dirty mind, controversy, and 1999...similar but different enough to avoid becoming boring or repetitive.
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Reply #15 posted 07/14/06 10:10am

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MendesCity said:

sallysassalot said:

i loves me some sufjan! i haven't listened to avalanche yet because there's been too much happening lately but i will soon. i heard bits, though, and i like what i've heard. can't wait to see him in berkeley in october!


Have you seen him live yet? He's great, but there's so much nerdy hotness on stage, I felt like one of the girls in that Beatles footage. Was almost hard to concentrate on the music.

oh yeah, saw him in chicago at the metro last time around (and i could kick myself for missing his show at schubas!). right up front and center, singing and dancing...so much fun. and yeah, totally, lots of nerdy hotness on stage.
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Reply #16 posted 07/14/06 11:04am

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sallysassalot said:


with his last three records (the latest not included), its kind of like dirty mind, controversy, and 1999...similar but different enough to avoid becoming boring or repetitive.




ya think? i got a bit bored...and i rarely listen to them now because of that...maybe i'll put one in my car to get reacquainted with it.
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