Monday, September 26, 2005
I picked up Sufjan Steven's Illinois in Chicago this weekend. I'm in love. Yes, he's easy on the eyes. But I'm talking about the music. It's gorgeous. It's haunting. I haven't had this type of reaction to a musician since discovering Rufus Wainwright years ago. In fact, Rufus and Sufjan are very similar: lush orchestrations, intelligent lyrics. If Rufus was straight, and played the banjo instead of the piano, his work would probably sound like Sufjan's.
Gosh. This man is good. I can't stop listening to the CD. It works for me from start to finish.
Any Sufjan fans out there? Are his other CDs as good as Illinois? Tell me!