NEWS

03-23 Sufjan Stevens streams LP
06-24 Enjoy Your Rabbit for free!


RELATED MUSIC LISTS
 Title Tracks
 Two Years of Boney / Buddies
 A Guide to Indie Music: Indie-Folk
 My Favorite Song Off Of Each Of My
 sputnik's favourite songs
 Things I Want to Do..
 Best 50 of the last 50 years
 Top 5 Songs '79-'17
 Finally got my driver's license
 Sputnik Tinder Anthems
 top 101 as of today
 2017 April Top 10
 2017 Ranked
 My Favorite Albums
 My Favorite Albums
 Title Tracks
 Vinyl Collection
 The Modern World Is The Punishment
 Doof Stag / 2017 So Far
 Vinyl flexing
» More Lists (1152)

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add News

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens (SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and musician born in Detroit, Michigan.Stevens first beganreleasing his music on Asthmatic Kitty, a label co-founded with his stepfather, beginning with the 1999release, A Sun Came. He is best knownfor his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one in the Billboard Top Heatseekerschart, and for the song "Chicago".

Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans tothe symphonicinstrumentation of Illinois and the Christmas-themed ...read more

Sufjan Stevens (SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and musician born in Detroit, Michigan.Stevens first beganreleasing his music on Asthmatic Kitty, a label co-founded with his stepfather, beginning with the 1999release, A Sun Came. He is best knownfor his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one in the Billboard Top Heatseekerschart, and for the song "Chicago".

Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans tothe symphonicinstrumentation of Illinois and the Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas. Stevens makes use of a variety ofinstruments, often playing manyof them himself on the same recording, and writes music in various time signatures. Though hehas repeatedly stated an intent to separate hisbeliefs from his music, Stevens also freely draws from the Bible and otherspiritual traditions, often incorporating mystical elements into hismusic.

Many of his songs have spiritual allusions. He says he does not try to make music for the sake of preaching. "I don't think musicmedia is thereal forum for theological discussions," says Stevens. "I think I've said things and sung about things that probablyweren't appropriate for thiskind of forum. And I just feel like it's not my work or my place to be making claims and statements,because I often think it'smisunderstood." During a 2004 interview with Adrian Pannett for Comes with a Smile magazine, whenasked how important faith was to hismusic, he responded, "I don't like talking about that stuff in the public forum because, Ithink, certain themes and convictions are meant forpersonal conversation..

Stevens currently lives in Kensington, Brooklyn, in New York City, where he makes up the Brooklyn staff of Asthmatic KittyRecords. « hide

Similar Bands: Andrew Bird, Liars, The Decemberists, Emanuel and the Fear, Radical Face

LPs
Carrie and Lowell
2015

4.2
1,278 Votes
The Age of Adz
2010

4.1
1,254 Votes
Illinois
2005

4.3
2,003 Votes
Seven Swans
2004

3.9
735 Votes
Michigan
2003

4
849 Votes
Enjoy Your Rabbit
2001

2.9
203 Votes
A Sun Came
2000

3.1
201 Votes
EPs
Exploding Whale
2015

3.8
5 Votes
All Delighted People
2010

3.9
358 Votes
Live Albums
Carrie and Lowell Live
2017

4.5
76 Votes
Compilations
Silver & Gold
11/13/2012

3.9
81 Votes
The BQE
2009

3.4
98 Votes
Run Rabbit Run
2009

2.9
24 Votes
Songs For Christmas
2006

3.5
151 Votes
The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras
2006

3.6
190 Votes

Contributors: Toondude10, wtferrothorn, mttgry, SaveYourBreath, Funeralopolis, nbaronzzi, GhostOvPerdition, Iamthe Nightstars, trymedude, Lakes., thejon93rd, Det_Nosnip, scallahan06, Domenic182, mx, Med57, SowingSeason, Mad., mttgry, Deviant., crazycarl5636, laterenima, Satellite, Ratchet66, Skyler, TRMshadow, Ponton,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2017 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy