December 19, 2005
Stars of 05: Sufjan Stevens
I reckon Sufjan (soofyawn) Stevens is the Parker Posie of the indie rock pop scene. This year's darling. I posted a lot about him in 2005 because he really is one of the most gifted musicians to come along in years. I think his next record will be important because, baby-genius though he is, his work has the potential to become same-y if he relies on the same bag of tricks/ influences. I do love his whispery vocals, rah rah cheers and conplex chamberpop arrangements. The live show was one of the best I saw this year (although I barely saw any shows in '05).
Some of my fave Sujan songs included:
The Great God Bird (mp3)
Casimir Pulaski Day (lyrics)
John Wayne Gacy (hear it)
SixEyes is offering a Sujan mix that you should act fast on. Get yer Sufjan Wallpaper too.