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    Quote Originally Posted by VardÝger View Post
    He may be, but I don't think it's safe to assume that about Sufjan Stevens from the lyrics on Illinoise. He's frequently telling other peoples' stories. Stuart Murdoch, of Belle and Sebastian, often writes in a similar way, telling the stories of girls and gay characters in the first person.
    I knooow but I like to think that he is gay

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    US Tour!

    I'll be at the Portland show!

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    MFer! He's in my town while I'm away! Grrr!

    Does he have an album coming out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lathan View Post
    MFer! He's in my town while I'm away! Grrr!

    Does he have an album coming out?
    Indeed, it's titled "Yes, I am gay. Enjoy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homogenik View Post
    Indeed, it's titled "Yes, I am gay. Enjoy."
    LOL!

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    Oh man - scored tickets for the Atlanta show today (after a lengthy battle). Why (why) do bands insist on doing pre-sales for fans (yay!) and then have them hosted on the world's shittiest servers. It's 2010 - Using fucking cloud servers when you expect such a huge influx of people.
    I still owe money to the money, to the money I owe

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    I totally missed the presale for chitown, but I will definitely try for another presale through xrt tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get some tix! Champaign was amazing last year!

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    OK, here goes nothing. I have 2 different presale passwords, so this should be interesting. LOL

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    He just released an hour long, eight track EP on Bandcamp.

    http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/
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    ^ Whoop. Thanks for the heads up!

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    I'm listening to the EP at the moment. Nice to hear new music from him that isn't Xmas recordings

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    ^Well there's also been The BQE and that re-orchestrated Enjoy Your Rabbit thing, but...I'll be honest, I listen to those approximately...not ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archduke Chocula View Post
    ^Well there's also been The BQE and that re-orchestrated Enjoy Your Rabbit thing, but...I'll be honest, I listen to those approximately...not ever.
    That's true I guess. But I don't think I've listened to them much at all either.

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    how is the new album? worth buying?

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    The title track, "From the Mouth of Gabriel," and (of course) "The Owl and the Tanager," are very, very beautiful, and I think "Arnika" will grow on me. "Enchanting Ghost" and "Heirloom" both feel a bit B-side-ish, but they aren't offensive. Perhaps they will grow as well. I can't stand the first 12 minutes of "Djohariah," and the last 4 are a frustrating blend of lovely and obnoxious. One thing I notice and appreciate is how straightforwardly emotional and personal much of this seems compared to a lot of his music, and how much less restrained his vocal delivery is. At times he sounds downright unhinged, but it still holds together in a very affecting way. I was expecting some kind of departure, production wise, but outside of "Djohariah," it seems like mostly classic Sufjan, with lots of twinkly orchestral stuff and the ever-present banjo. I'm satisfied.

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