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Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival

Backstage, a golf cart pulls a small flatbed trailer. On that trailer sits a big, soft chair. There’s a printed-out piece of paper taped to…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
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Interview

An Interview With The Guy Who Says He Found An Unreleased Album In Sufjan Stevens’ Dumpster

Did Sufjan Stevens record an album called Stalker in 1998? A Reddit user under the name lookitzpancakes alleged as much Wednesday afternoon. The user, later…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2016 - 1:24 pm
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10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs

Conventional wisdom states that Undisputed Era Of The Album took place in the 1970s. But thanks to technological circumstances and the growth in popularity of…
David Holmes | May 26, 2016 - 1:57 pm
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More Sufjan Stevens stories

14 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival went down in Chicago over the weekend, bringing an assortment of acts from across the musical spectrum to Union Park. The festival's…
Tom Breihan & Chris DeVille | July 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
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Savages’ Jehnny Beth Responds To Sufjan Stevens’ Critique Of Their Album Cover

Back when Savages' debut LP Silence Yourself came out in 2013, Sufjan Stevens (of all people) wrote a nerdy Tumblr post critiquing "a very uncool…
James Rettig | July 5, 2016 - 2:19 pm
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Watch Car Seat Headrest Cover Radiohead & Sufjan Stevens In Philly

Car Seat Headrest already covered Radiohead once this year so far -- a minimal take on "Pyramid Song" that Will Toledo shared on his Tumblr…
James Rettig | May 23, 2016 - 2:56 pm
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Watch Sufjan Stevens & Gallant Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” At Coachella

Coachella was awash with Prince tributes and the color purple last night. In addition to LCD Soundsystem, Joey Bada$$, Ellie Goulding, and more, Sufjan Stevens…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am

List

9 Memorable Moments From Coachella 2016 Weekend 1 Friday

From over 40 miles out from the festival grounds on Interstate 10, there are billboards advertising sets over the two weekends. Most are presented with…
James Rettig | April 16, 2016 - 2:13 pm
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Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago” (Demo)

Sufjan Stevens' Illinois turned 10 last year, and the album is getting a special anniversary reissue with new cover art and a 12" in the…
James Rettig | February 25, 2016 - 10:29 am
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Watch Sufjan Stevens’ Live “Carrie & Lowell” Video

Sufjan Stevens toured pretty much all of last year in support of his most recent album, Carrie & Lowell, and today he's shared a live…
James Rettig | February 8, 2016 - 3:35 pm
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Danny Brown Discusses His Love For Sufjan Stevens, Natalie Prass

Danny Brown has been extremely active on Twitter in the past couple of days, responding to fans' questions in a kind of unofficial, no-time-limit AMA…
Peter Helman | January 23, 2016 - 8:24 pm
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Watch Gallant Cover Sufjan Stevens’ “Blue Bucket Of Gold” With Sufjan On Piano

Sufjan Stevens brought R&B singer Gallant along with him on his fall tour (and covered "Hotline Bling" with him!), and they're continuing their partnership in…
James Rettig | January 6, 2016 - 12:16 pm
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2015 In Review

The “Hotline Bling” Supercut

It never topped Billboard's Hot 100, didn't receive any Grammy nominations, and wasn't among YouTube's 10 most popular music videos this year, but in 2015…
Scott Lapatine | December 14, 2015 - 2:23 pm
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Essay

The 2016 Grammys Are Gonna Be Alright

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Watch Sufjan Stevens Cover “Hotline Bling”

Even if Drake's "Hotling Bling" has missed its chance to make it to #1 on the charts, it's still ubiquitous, and it's definitely still the…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 10:48 am
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Sufjan Stevens – “Blue Bucket Of Gold (Remix)”

Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell still stands as one of the best albums of the year, and today he's shared an official remix of "Blue…
James Rettig | October 22, 2015 - 9:57 am
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The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Sufjan Stevens Announces Fall US Tour Dates

Sufjan Stevens' latest masterpiece, Carrie & Lowell, topped our 50 Best Albums Of The Year So Far list for a reason and, by all accounts,…
James Rettig | July 21, 2015 - 11:06 am
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Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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