Thursday, December 29, 2005I've been meaning to write something about my favorite album of the year, Sufjan Stevens' Illinoise. The album is tops at several important media outlets: NPR, Pitchfork Media and Paste Magazine. It made Rolling Stone's Top 10. After decades of artistic garbage being marketed under the label of "Christian music," I am immensely grateful that an artistic so prolific, so talented, so bold has crashed into every possible critical circle.
See this post from Looking Closer and I'll be back later today or early tomorrow with more developed thoughts on the importance of Stevens' work.