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Sufjan Stevens

carrie & lowell

Asthmatic Kitty Records


Released: 30th Mar 2015


LP + download

Released: 30th Mar 2015


this moving, raw stunning album from the best songwriter in a generation sees him return to his 'seven swans' & 'michigan' era acoustic roots with banjo, guitar & quivering vocals.

named after his parents, the album delves into his childhood and relationship with his family in a stark way, but always matched with his innate sense of melody & staggeringly gifted craftsmanship. the brilliant 'the only thing' sees Sufjan ask if he's ever been loved, for example, whereas several songs mention god, a recurring theme in his music but not in any grating or preachy style. "a delight in every way, and an album of the year" - 5/5 Guardian. "a stark, sublime immersion in immediate memory" - 9/10 uncut

James canham recommends: he talks about his swimming instructor at school calling him subaru and somehow makes it sound heartbreaking and if that’s not a sign of this man’s poetic talent then i don’t know what else i can say.

carrie & lowell


  1. Death With Dignity
  2. Should Have Known Better
  3. All of Me Wants All of You
  4. Drawn to the Blood
  5. Fourth of July
  6. The Only Thing
  7. Carrie & Lowell
  8. Eugene
  9. John My Beloved
  10. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  11. Blue Bucket of Gold