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" from that album.

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 his songs are imbued with his Christian faith, he has repeatedly stated an intent to separate his beliefs from his music.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Stalker Sufjan Stevens 1
2000 A Sun Came Sufjan Stevens 3 3
2001 Enjoy Your Rabbit Sufjan Stevens 3 3
2003 Michigan Sufjan Stevens 5 5
2004 Seven Swans Sufjan Stevens 4.8 6
2005 Illinois Sufjan Stevens 5 10
2006 The Avalanche Sufjan Stevens 5 3
2009 The BQE Sufjan Stevens 3
2010 The Age of Adz Sufjan Stevens 4 4
2015 Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens 4.65 2

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Chopped & Scrooged Sufjan Stevens 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Dress Looks Nice on You Sufjan Stevens 1
2012 Hit & Run Vol. 1 Rosie Thomas / Sufjan Stevens 3
2015 No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross Sufjan Stevens 2
2015 Exploding Whale Sufjan Stevens 3

Single + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Chicago (demo) Sufjan Stevens 2


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

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Songs for Christmas Sufjan Stevens 3 4
2012 Silver & Gold Sufjan Stevens 2

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