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Sufjan Stevens, Asthmatic Kitty, and Soundsfamilyre announce Sufjan’s third full-length album, a collection of songs for his birth-state, Michigan, “The Great Lake State.”

Composed as a geographical tone poem, Michigan follows a metaphysical expedition through the idiosyncrasies of middle America. Drawing from personal anecdote, regional history, and state heritage, Stevens mixes social and political grievances with songs about snowmobiles, Henry Ford, the Detroit race riots, and love.

The songs on Michigan resonate with a range of sources-Vince Guaraldi, Terry… read more

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  • Avatar for ImportedNylon
    so cozy
  • Avatar for marijolee
    SUCH an underrated album
  • Avatar for suntzutang
    where're the songs about busch light
  • Avatar for Elephantdream17
    Absolutely brilliant, lovely, beautiful full album of work.
  • Avatar for HallucinogeNick
    A record truly worthy of being associated with my home state. I'm looking at you Eminem, Kid Rock, Insane Clown Posse...
  • Avatar for ms3abden
    Truly wonderful. Right in the ranks with Illinois.
  • Avatar for xavi1991FM
    Fantastic but Illnois is better.
  • Avatar for prdrums77
    This is the Sufjan album that reminds me why he's my favorite artist. There is so much emotion behind every song, and it has this really cool nostalgic vibe to it. Growing up in Ohio, not far from Michigan, I can really relate to the subject matter and pick up the imagery. It is just perfection in the form of a record.
  • Avatar for LafayetteBlues
    His best record. There's something really dark and sad and otherworldly about this whole album.
  • Avatar for bigbadapplejax
    Sufjan really did the murder mitten proud on this one.

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