Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens (/ˈsfjɑːn/ SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album, A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago".

Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans to the symphonic instrumentation of Illinois and Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas. Stevens makes use of a variety of instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same recording, and writes music in various time signatures. Though he has repeatedly stated an intent to separate his beliefs from his music, Stevens also freely draws from the Bible and Christian tradition.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2000 A Sun Came 3
2001 Enjoy Your Rabbit 3
2003 Michigan 5 5
2004 Seven Swans 4.75 5
2005 Illinois 5 6
2006 The Avalanche 5 3
2009 The BQE 3
2010 The Age of Adz 4 3
2015 Carrie & Lowell 5 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 Silver & Gold (NoiseTrade Holiday Sampler) 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 Chopped & Scrooged 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2004 The Dress Looks Nice on You 1
2015 Exploding Whale 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Noel: Songs for Christmas, Volume I 1
2002 Hark! Songs for Christmas, Volume II 1
2003 Ding! Dong! Songs for Christmas, Volume III 1
2005 Joy: Songs for Christmas, Volume IV 1
2006 Peace: Songs for Christmas, Volume V 1
2007 Gloria: Songs for Christmas, Volume 6 1
2008 Astral Inter Planet Space Captain Christmas Infinity Voyage: Songs for Christmas, Volume 8 1
2008 I Am Santa’s Helper: Songs for Christmas, Volume 7 1
2009 Let It Snow! Songs for Christmas, Volume 9 1
2010 All Delighted People EP 3
2010 Christmas Unicorn: Songs for Christmas, Volume 10 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Songs for Christmas 4
2012 Silver & Gold 1

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