Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State
Sufjan Stevens beautiful concept album about the state of Michigan. Fear not, you need to know nothing of the place, just bask in the remarkable talents of this multi-instrumentalist. Moving from exquisite folk to exhuberant mini-symphonies, Stereolab / Steve Reich style lush grooves and heaps more in between through poetic tales about the state. Bizarre concept aside this is a wonderful and deeply addictive album.
- Flint (For The Unemployed And Underpaid)
- All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!
- For The Windows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
- Say Yes! To Michigan!
- The Upper Peninsula
- Tahquamenon Falls
- Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
- Alanson, Crooked River
- Sleeping Bear, Sault Saint Marie
- They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)
- Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)
- Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
- Vito's Ordination Song