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* BigNameFan: Aside from some of the examples listed under ReferencedBy below:
** Music/KanyeWest tweeted a photo of him listening to "Death with Dignity" on [=YouTube=].
** Danny Brown named ''Carrie & Lowell'' as one of his favorite albums of 2015.
** Jeremy of WebVideo/CinemaSins took a sin off of ''Series/ThisIsUs'' for, among another reason, its inclusion of "Death with Dignity", which he called an "incredible" song.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sufjan reportedly sent his song "Tonya Harding" to the music supervisors of ''Film/ITonya'', but they couldn't find a proper way to utilize it in the film.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Sufjan reportedly sent his song "Tonya Harding" to the music supervisors of ''Film/ITonya'', but they couldn't find a proper way to utilize it in the film.film.
** As mentioned above, ''Carrie & Lowell'' was at one point conceived as an Oregon-based follow-up to ''Illinois'' and ''Michigan''.

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* OrphanedReference: ''Carrie & Lowell'' features numerous references to Oregon, as do a number of tracks released in 2017, including the the outtakes from ''The Greatest Gift'': "Exploding Whale" (about a whale carcass detonated in Florence, Oregon), "The Hidden River of My Life" (a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_River_(Oregon) Rogue River]]), "City of Roses", "Wallowa Lake Monster", "Mystery of Love" (which again namedrops Rogue River) and "Tonya Harding" (about the eponymous, Portland-born figure skater). This is because ''Carrie & Lowell'' was supposed to be a revival of [[AbortedArc the Fifty States project]] tackling Oregon, until Sufjan's co-producer convinced him otherwise.
** "My Rajneesh," released in 2020 but apparently written alongside the other ''Carrie & Lowell''-era material, also concerns the Oregon-based Rajneeshpuram commune.


--> ''For the only black kid at a Sufjan concert''

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--> ''For the only black kid at a Sufjan concert''


--> ''Put Sufjan[[note]]pronounced "Suhf-yahn" instead of the correct "Soof-yahn"[[/note]] Stevens on / And we'll play your favorite song\\

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--> ---> ''Put Sufjan[[note]]pronounced "Suhf-yahn" instead of the correct "Soof-yahn"[[/note]] Stevens on / And we'll play your favorite song\\



*** Logic also sampled "All for Myself" in "Life of a Don".



--> ''No live shows, cause I can't find sponsors''

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--> ---> ''No live shows, cause I can't find sponsors''sponsors''\\



--> ''Yeah so, whatcha gonna do man?''

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* ApprovalOfGod: Inverted; his song "Tonya Harding", an empathetic but honest ode to the ice skater, [[https://www.stereogum.com/1977949/tonya-harding-is-no-fan-of-sufjan-stevens-song-about-her/news/ was met with less-than-warm reception from Harding herself]].


* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Songs for Christmas'' exists only in digital form or as a deluxe box-set collection (5 discs, 40 pages of liner notes, including guitar tabs and short stories, an animated music video, a poster with a full-page comic strip on the back, and stickers).

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Until the 2018 vinyl release (which sadly does not include all the extras), ''Songs for Christmas'' exists existed only in digital form or as a deluxe box-set collection (5 discs, 40 pages of liner notes, including guitar tabs and short stories, an animated music video, a poster with a full-page comic strip on the back, and stickers).


--> ''Put Sufjan Stevens on / And we'll play your favorite song\\

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--> ''Put Sufjan Sufjan[[note]]pronounced "Suhf-yahn" instead of the correct "Soof-yahn"[[/note]] Stevens on / And we'll play your favorite song\\



** Music/ChildishGambino has made an ''Illinois'' remix album (titled ''Illin-Noise''). He also mentions Stevens in the track "Fire Fly":

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** Music/ChildishGambino has Music/ChildishGambino, going under his DJ alias [=mcDJ=], made an album called ''Illin-Noise'' that consisted of several songs from ''Illinois'' remix album (titled ''Illin-Noise'').sampled into beats. He also mentions Stevens in the track "Fire Fly":



** In ''Series/YoureTheWorst'', Gretchen stops Sam from investing "in Sufjan Stevens's broth restaurant".

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** In ''Series/YoureTheWorst'', Gretchen stops Sam from investing "in Sufjan Stevens's broth restaurant".restaurant".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sufjan reportedly sent his song "Tonya Harding" to the music supervisors of ''Film/ITonya'', but they couldn't find a proper way to utilize it in the film.


** Music/KanyeWest tweeted a photo of him listening to "Death with Dignity" on [=YouTube=]

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** Music/KanyeWest tweeted a photo of him listening to "Death with Dignity" on [=YouTube=][=YouTube=].


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** Jeremy of WebVideo/CinemaSins took a sin off of ''Series/ThisIsUs'' for, among another reason, its inclusion of "Death with Dignity", which he called an "incredible" song.

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* BigNameFan: Aside from some of the examples listed under ReferencedBy below:
** Music/KanyeWest tweeted a photo of him listening to "Death with Dignity" on [=YouTube=]
** Danny Brown named ''Carrie & Lowell'' as one of his favorite albums of 2015.

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* BreakupBreakout: In the late 1990s, Stevens was a member of Marzuki, a college band that enjoyed minor success in Michigan. The band failed to make it big and eventually broke up, but Stevens and bandmate Shannon Stephens (no relation) went on to have successful solo careers.


** Mentioned in ''Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda'' (the protagonist of the novel is a fan).

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** Mentioned in ''Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda'' (the protagonist of the novel is a fan).fan).
** In ''Series/YoureTheWorst'', Gretchen stops Sam from investing "in Sufjan Stevens's broth restaurant".


* CopiouslyCreditedCreator: He has his own label, which he co-founded, and is normally the one writing, recording, engineering and producing his albums (although the exact percentage of his contributions varies from record to record).

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* CopiouslyCreditedCreator: He has his own label, which he co-founded, and is normally the one writing, recording, engineering and producing his albums (although the exact percentage of his contributions varies from record to record). In addition, he's also served as the art director / graphic designer on some of his album covers, and has directed animated music videos for his label.


** Mentioned in Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda (the protagonist is a fan).

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** Mentioned in Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda ''Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda'' (the protagonist of the novel is a fan).


--> ''Yeah so, whatcha gonna do man?''

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--> ''Yeah so, whatcha gonna do man?''man?''
** Mentioned in Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda (the protagonist is a fan).

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