Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State
Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Rank: #11 / 221
User Score
Based on 185 ratings
July 1, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Asthmatic Kitty / Label
Sufjan Stevens / Producer
music.sufjan.com / Website
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Jan 11, 2016
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
Jun 22, 2017
Felindie
80
Fav Tracks: - Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
- All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! or Forever Hold Your Peace!
- Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
- Vito's Ordination Song
Apr 14, 2017*
ryansliao
73
This is serene and beautiful, everything you would expect from Sufjan. He really started to come into his own here with his lush instrumentation and tremendous songwriting. Also, bonus points for making Flint sound like an amazing place to live.

Best Tracks: All Good Naysayers Speak Up, Holland, Oh Detroit Lift Up Your Weary Head, Oh God Where Are You Now, Redford, Vito's Ordination Song
Worst Tracks: The Upper Peninsula
Oct 12, 2016*
MarkCooper
92
Sufjan's autumn record.

Favorite Tracks: Romulus, Vito's Ordination Song, Redford, Oh God Where are You Now?, Holland, Sleeping Bear
Oct 5, 2016
NR
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.
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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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