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Sufjan Stevens

I found Sufjan while listening to "This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul" on which he performs "What Goes On". It's a really intriguing cover and my hopes were elevated to find the next Dr. Dog.

Alas, he's really rather emo. But produced the way I imagine George Martin might have as a toddler. Very repetitive arrangements with little subtlety, but very nice instrumentation and the raw ideas are quite cool. But I couldn't help thinking "he's really a christian rock dude who crosses over to the cool". SURE ENOUGH! He has a bunch of xmas covers out there and the lord permeates his songs...heavily.

So I'll keep his Rubber Soul cover and leave the rest.


July 23, 2009 08:43 PM