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Illinoise

Illinoise
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9 years, 5 months ago at Mar 3 21:01
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The one thing I immediately noticed about Sufjan Stevens (apart from the fact that I couldn't pronounce his name) was the sheer volume of music he likes to put out. Even this single CD is crammed with over 20 snipets of musical mastery. The content ranges from sad to unbelievably joyful, but always remains upbeat no matter what the theme. I don't know how many instruments Sufjan actually plays or ... read more
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Description: You certainly can’t fault the man’s ambition. (Come On Feel the) Illinoise is Sufjan Stevens’ second offering in his attempt to record an album for all 50 American states (the first was Greetings from Michigan). And rather than make life any easier for himself, Illinoise is itself a 20-track concept album, tackling a range of relevant topics from serial killers ("John Wayne Gacy, Jr.") to poets ("Come On Feel the Illinoise, Part II: Cars Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream") to Superman ("The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts"). Taken as a whole, the album sounds like a stage musical history of Il ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rough Trade
Release date: 4 July 2005
EAN: 8011662005151
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