Illinois (CD)

Sufjan Stevens

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Komplett/alternativ tittel: Sufjan Stevens Invites You To: Come On Feel The Illinoise. Det er få, om noen, innenfor amerikansk indierock som sikter så eksplisitt mot skjønnhet, vakre melodier med ditto arrangementer, som Sufjan Stevens. Hans folky kammerpop utvikler seg for hver plate. Denne, hans femte, er også hans beste til nå. Han velger lyriske temaer som om han skulle være en iherdig motstander av konseptet konseptplater, og det til tross for at hevder å lage slike selv. For selv om Illinois, staten Illinois, hele tiden fungerer som bakteppe, er det musikken som er limet. Tekstene har ingen åpenbar rød tråd; de handler både om massemordere, ufoer, zombier, store amerikanske presidenter og store amerikanske musikere, samt mer intime, private ting, som sykdom, død og ensomhet. Men uansett hva han synger om, gjør Sufjan det med en veldig innlevelse og sensibilitet.

Sporliste

  1. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  2. 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...
  3. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! / Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition / Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream
  4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  5. Jacksonville
  6. A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good Reasons
  7. Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother!
  8. One last "Whoo-hoo!" for the Pullman
  9. Chicago
  10. Casimir Pulaski Day
  11. To The Workers of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
  12. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  13. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  14. A conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
  15. The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us
  16. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  17. Let's hear that string part again, because I don’t think they heard it all the way out in Bushnell
  18. In This Temple As in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
  19. The Seer's Tower
  20. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders / Part I: The Great Frontier / Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now
  21. Riffs and Variations on a single note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
  22. Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I shake the dirt from my sandals as I run

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Produktfakta

Utgitt 2005 Format CD
Sjanger Indierock Antall disker 1
Antall spor 22 Artist Sufjan Stevens
Label Asthmatic Kitty Leverandør Playground
Bestillingsnummer AKR14

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