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- Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 6 reviews
2003 Rank: #16 / 212
USER SCORE
86
Based on
128 ratings

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MarkCooper
92
Sufjan's autumn record.

Favorite Tracks: Romulus, Vito's Ordination Song, Redford, Oh God Where are You Now?, Holland, Sleeping Bear
john95
85
Almost without a clue that he had become an almighty songwriter, he just goes out of nowhere and releases this, an unexpectedly unique and beautiful record.
exception
90
in the first of his albums titled after a state, sufjan stevens does what he does best, and it really works out well. his vocals are his usual, majestic, soft sounds, but what really was spectacular about Michigan was the instrumentation. there was a mix of an awesome variety of strings, brass, and other unconventional instruments, which made this one of stevens' LPs that was a lot different sound wise. he continues to give good music throughout his discography, and that is why sufjan ... read more
91
This is the first great Sufjan album. Don't get me wrong, "Seven Swans" is really good, but from here on Sufjan's great lyrics are even surpassed by his ambitious composition skills. The 3 song stretch that is "Holland" to "Detroit" to "Romulous" may be one of my all time favourites.
87
A very delightful album with some great instrumentation. Sufjans voice is as always amazing. A very solid album
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DETAILS

July 1, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Asthmatic Kitty / Label
Sufjan Stevens / Producer
music.sufjan.com / Website
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Track List
  1. Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
  2. All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! or Forever Hold Your Peace!
  3. For the Widows In Paradise, for the Fatherless In Ypsilanti
  4. Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!
  5. The Upper Peninsula
  6. Tahquamenon Falls
  7. Holland
  8. Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
  9. Romulus
  10. Alanson, Crooked River
  11. Sleeping Bear, Sault Ste. Marie
  12. They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For the Homeless In Muskegon)
  13. Oh God Where Are You Now? (In Pickerel Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)
  14. Redford (For Yia-Yia and Pappou)
  15. Vito's Ordination Song
  16. Vito’s Ordination Song (Acoustic Version) [Bonus Track]
  17. Marching Band
  18. Pickerel Lake
  19. Niagara Falls
  20. Presidents & Magistrates
  21. Wolverine
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