Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP

Sufjan Stevens
All Delighted People EP
(2010, Asthmatic Kitty)
RIYL = Sufjan Stevens, or even if you don’t

Plenty of internet space has been and will be devoted Sufjan Stevens and this EP, not to mention his forthcoming full length and upcoming cross country tour, and I don’t seem to generally comment on high profile releases that get this type/amount of attention. What is the point, right? (Though, for the record, it should be made known that I have heavily enjoyed the following acclaimed albums released this year: Cosmogramma, This Is Happening, Suburbs, Teen Dream, Plastic Beach, Sisterworld, Swim, to name just a few.) Regardless, I have been listening to All Delighted People (which, honestly, is more of an LP than a lot of albums that claim such) more than anything else lately. And, I thought it significant that yesterday while driving to work at 5 in the morning – and it should be known that I’d listened to the album several times through at this point – for reasons I don’t fully understand and can’t really explain, I started to really tear up while listening to “Arnika”. The whole EP is really wonderful I think.


Stream All Delighted People EP


o said...

it's a great one for sure. i especially love the hypnotizing closer, "djohariah". such a beautiful song, and those lyrics...

Argon said...

you are!