History Music / SufjanStevens

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* BigOMG: In "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." after noting how Gacy killed 27 teenage boys and young men (actually somewhere over 33).
13th Aug '17 2:12:51 PM Myriadis
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** Used extensively on the entire Planetarium album. One particular example is Saturn, going all Electro Pop on it!
30th Jul '17 4:56:27 PM stuffedninja
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'''Official Releases:'''

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'''Official Releases:'''!!Discography:



* ''A Sun Came!'' (2004) Reissued version, with two bonus tracks and new cover art.

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* ''A Sun Came!'' (2004) - Reissued version, with two bonus tracks and new cover art.



* ''Run Rabbit Run'' (2009) The songs from ''Enjoy Your Rabbit'', rearranged for a string quartet.

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* ''Run Rabbit Run'' (2009) - The songs from ''Enjoy Your Rabbit'', rearranged for a string quartet.



* ''Hit & Run, Vol. 1'' (2012) - Split 7" vinyl collaboration with Rosie Thomas.



By the way, Snow Patrol got his first name wrong. It's pronounced Soof-yahn.

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By the way, Snow Patrol got his first name wrong. It's pronounced Soof-yahn."Soof-yahn".



* AutoTune: Used conspicuously throughout "Impossible Soul".

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Used conspicuously throughout "Impossible Soul".Soul".
** Applied to his vocals on "Here I Am!", his song from ''Hit & Run Vol. 1''.



* BookEnds: ''Illinois'' opens with the squeaking of a piano stool and two short introductory tracks, and then goes into the first full EpicRocking, two-part song on the album, "Come On, Feel the Illinoise," which opens with a piano riff and is in UncommonTime. The last EpicRocking, two-part song on the album, "The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders," also opens with a piano riff and is in UncommonTime. It is followed by two short closing tracks and the squeaking of a piano stool.

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''Illinois'' opens with the squeaking of a piano stool and two short introductory tracks, and then goes into the first full EpicRocking, two-part song on the album, "Come On, Feel the Illinoise," which opens with a piano riff and is in UncommonTime. The last EpicRocking, two-part song on the album, "The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders," also opens with a piano riff and is in UncommonTime. It is followed by two short closing tracks and the squeaking of a piano stool.



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* EpicRocking: Many songs over six minutes long; so far the longest is [[strike:"Year of the Horse" at 14 minutes]] [[strike:"Djohariah" at 17 minutes]] "Impossible Soul" at 25 minutes. ''Seven Swans'' and ''The B.Q.E.'' are the only albums to run for less than an hour. ''All Delighted People'', supposedly an EP, clocks in at '''59 minutes'''.

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* EpicRocking: Many songs over six minutes long; so far the longest is [[strike:"Year of the Horse" at 14 minutes]] [[strike:"Djohariah" at 17 minutes]] "Impossible Soul" at 25 minutes.
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''Seven Swans'' and ''The B.Q.E.'' are the only albums to run for less than an hour. hour.
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''All Delighted People'', supposedly an EP, clocks in at '''59 minutes'''.



* InNameOnly: ''All Delighted People '''[[BlatantLies EP]]'''''.

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* InNameOnly: ''All Delighted People '''[[BlatantLies EP]]'''''. It's longer than some of his albums.



* LocationSong: "Michigan" and "Illinois", both concept albums about these US states.

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* LocationSong: "Michigan" ''Michigan'' and "Illinois", ''Illinois'', both concept albums about these US states.



* NewSoundAlbum: First, ''Michigan'', which synthesized Sufjan's earlier influences into baroque-folky goodness. Now, ''The Age Of Adz'', which transmutes the ''Illinois'' and ''B.Q.E.'' sound into--in the words of the official site--"an explicit pop-song extravaganza" with "a few danceable moments."

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* NewSoundAlbum: First, ''Michigan'', which synthesized Sufjan's earlier influences into baroque-folky goodness. Now, ''The Age Of of Adz'', which transmutes the ''Illinois'' and ''B.Q.E.'' sound into--in the words of the official site--"an explicit pop-song extravaganza" with "a few danceable moments."
23rd Jul '17 10:27:21 PM stuffedninja
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* AutoTune: Sufjan is heard using this at one point around the middle of "Impossible Soul".

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* AutoTune: Sufjan is heard using this at one point around the middle of Used conspicuously throughout "Impossible Soul".
23rd Jul '17 10:19:52 PM stuffedninja
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* AutoTune: Sufjan is heard using this at one point around the middle of "Impossible Soul".
15th Jul '17 3:39:12 PM stuffedninja
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* ConceptAlbum: Very prevalent in Sufjan's work. So much that the marketing for ''The Age Of Adz'' stressed the fact that Sufjan was finally releasing an album that ''has no concept.''

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* ConceptAlbum: Very prevalent in Sufjan's work. So much that the marketing for ''The Age Of of Adz'' stressed the fact that Sufjan was finally releasing an album that ''has no concept.''



* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck me I'm falling apart," from "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross."

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"Fuck me I'm falling apart," from "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross."
** "I'm not fucking around" from the end "I Want to Be Well.
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* RepurposedPopSong: "Chicago" gets a lot of play: it used in the ''LittleMissSunshine'' trailers and several TV shows in quick succession.

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* RepurposedPopSong: "Chicago" gets got a lot of play: it was used in the ''LittleMissSunshine'' trailers and several TV shows in quick succession.
15th Jul '17 3:27:36 PM stuffedninja
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Sufjan Stevens is a multi-instrumentalist and independent musician (born and raised in Michigan, now based in New York) beholden to no genre. He’s most famous for his albums about the states of Michigan and Illinois--featuring a mix of FolkMusic, BaroquePop, and PostRock--and for claiming that he planned to release similar albums for the other 48 states. However, he’s also released albums of straight folk music (''Seven Swans''), electronica (''Enjoy Your Rabbit''), and orchestral music (''The B.Q.E.''); and the genre of ''The Age of Adz'' and ''Silver & Gold'' could perhaps be described as “all of the above”.

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Sufjan Stevens is a multi-instrumentalist and independent musician (born and raised in Michigan, now based in New York) beholden to no genre. He’s most famous for his albums about the states of Michigan and Illinois--featuring a mix of FolkMusic, BaroquePop, and PostRock--and for claiming that he planned to release similar albums for the other 48 states.states (a project he eventually scrapped and admitted was a "promotional gimmick"). However, he’s also released albums of straight folk music (''Seven Swans''), electronica (''Enjoy Your Rabbit''), and orchestral music (''The B.Q.E.''); and the genre of ''The Age of Adz'' and ''Silver & Gold'' could perhaps be described as “all of the above”.



* ''A Sun Came'' (1999)

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* ''A Sun Came'' (1999)(2000)
4th Jul '17 9:26:21 AM ZSF
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** ... and one sister named [[AerithAndBob Megan.]]
9th Jun '17 6:19:20 PM stuffedninja
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* CrisisOfFaith: "Casimir Pulaski Day".
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!!Provides examples of:

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!!Provides examples of:!!To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament, and It Involves Tube Socks, a Paper Airplane, Twenty-Two Able-Bodied Men, and the Following Tropes:
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