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Illinois
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Phenomenal...

7 years, 2 months ago at Feb 5 8:44
Amazingly mellow. The piano in it is really gorgeous. It's specially close to my heart since I am from Illinois and live really close to Decatur, one of the names of the songs. Listening to it for the first time flying home was one of my fondest musical memories ever. I love Sufjan and I would reccomend this to anyone!
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Description: Illinois is a 2005 concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing places and persons related to the U.S. state of Illinois. It is Stevens' fifth studio album and his second based on a U.S. state—part of a planned series of fifty that began with the 2003 album Michigan. The album was recorded between late ... (more)
Manufacturer: Asthmatic Kitty
Release date: 4 July 2005
EAN: 0656605892627 UPC: 656605892627
Singer/songwriter (3), 2005 (3), Singer-songwriter (2), Folk Rock (2), Indie (2), Folk (1), Baroque Pop (1), Src:cd (1), Acoustic (1), Sufjan Stevens (1), American (1), (1), Alt Rock (1), Music Mecca 3 (1), Concept (1), Neo Folk (1), Album (1), Bought 2006 (1), Rough Trade (1), Americana (1)
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100 Best Albums Of 2000's (With Favourite Tracks) (100 music items)

"Released: July 04, 2005 Genres: Chamber Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Baroque Pop Favourite Tracks: - Come On! Feel The Illinoise! - Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois - Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother! - The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts - The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us! - The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders"


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"Artist: Surfjan Stevens Country of Origin: United States Year of Release: 2005 Favourite three tracks: 1. Come on! Feel the Illinoise!: Pt. 1: The World's Columbian Exposition 2. Chicago 3. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois Metacritic rating: 90 Reviewed? No"


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Top albums of the last decade: amalgamated! (20 music items)

"Highest list placing: 1st Bonus points: 4 Total points: 51"


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Ridiculously Long Song Titles (110 music items)

"The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, 'I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!' A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane But For Very Good Reasons To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament, and It Involves Shoe String, a Lavender Garl"


Ashley posted a review 7 years, 2 months ago

Phenomenal...

“Amazingly mellow. The piano in it is really gorgeous. It's specially close to my heart since I am from Illinois and live really close to Decatur, one of the names of the songs. Listening to it for the first time flying home was one of my fondest musical memories ever. I love Sufjan and I would reccomend this to anyone!” read more

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