Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2004 Ratings: #47 / 398
User Score
Based on 595 ratings
2004 Ratings: #23
Liked by 25 people
March 16, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sounds Familyre / Rough Trade / Label / Website
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the ‘seven swans’ project feels like an epic work, especially when the holy moments hit: such as when sufjan meets lord during “seven swans”, or, when sufjan narrates the process of dying and growing wings on “we won’t need legs to stand”.

stevens exhibits a sense of unrelenting determination on this equably crazed folk album.

there are certain nonsecular events within ‘seven swans’ which completely impress. the underlying themes of ... read more
a fun game to play if you're bored is to decide if every song on this album is about god or being gay
Growing up as a christian led young me to search for specifically christian artists and albums, i had no issues with secular music, but there was a need in me that could only be met with lyrics about the christian lifestyle. Especially on Sunday, i just HAD to listen to something christian related on Sundays. At the time i was satisfied with what the internet offered me, artists like Skillet, Relient K, Thousand Foot Krutch, Switchfoot, Flyleaf, RED and a few others. Mostly Rock, but that's ... read more
Another fantastic folk record by Sufjan Stevens with some of his best acoustic guitar with those wonderful plucks and the biblical themes running through are beautifully handled and displayed for a calming experience but one which feels deeply personal as you listen to Sufjan Stevens vocals and his story.

Track Review

All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands 9.5/10
The Dress Looks Nice on You 9/10
In the Devil's Territory 8.5/10.
To Be Alone With You 10/10
Abraham 8.5/10.
Sister ... read more
sufjan rants about jesus for way too long
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