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Sufjan Stevens, “The Age of Adz” (Asthmatic Kitty)
When Sufjan Stevens dismissed his “plan” to spend the remainder of his career making concept albums for all 50 states, more than a few felt betrayed.
Five long years came and went since the folk singer’s breakout smash, “Illinoise,” and various EPs and B-sides were not enough to quell fans’ appetites. Alas, the wait is over, and instead of an Americana postcard or recognizable skyscraper on the cover art, Stevens presents a foreboding alien robot as the welcome mat to this sprawling work that depicts a mental, rather than geographical, state. (more…)