Carrie & Lowell Live

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 111 ratings
2017 Ratings: #6
Liked by 6 people
April 28, 2017 / Release Date
Live / Format
Asthmatic Kitty / Label
music.sufjan.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens’s valedictory reflection on his late mother, is an unusually tender and revealing reminiscence; and this live recording is, if anything, even more moving

100
Sputnikmusic

Carrie & Lowell Live manages to make itself accessible to listeners who bemoaned the original LP’s lack of variety and flair, and all without betraying diehards such as me who swear that C&L is one of the best albums of the last decade.

77
Pitchfork

This audiovisual album takes a record that thrived on simplicity and adorns it with glowsticks, but each track retains a subtle beauty.

75
Under The Radar

These live versions from Sufjan Stevens and fellows are as universal as they are intimate, with a strength of vibration you wouldn't need to search for with your eyes closed.

morningsbell
98
Hotline Bling (Encore)
ElectricMess
NR
HOW DID IT GET SADDER?
wanderingstar
100
"We're all gonna die (but I'm still alive)".
DukeEman
90
As a live album this is an absolute astounding tight sounding band enhancing Sufjan's spellbinding vocals...
aaron
75
I've always struggled with Sufjan Stevens despite respecting his craft and the deep inner place his work comes from, this live album makes Carrie & Lowell more digestible and in fact deeply enjoyable.

Therefore I feel his albums should be more live-treated instead of the studio-polish which simply turns me off of most of his releases. Some voices should really only be behind a piano or an acoustic guitar.
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Track List

  1. Redford (For Yia-Yia and Pappou)
  2. Death with Dignity
  3. Should Have Known Better
  4. All of Me Wants All of You
  5. John My Beloved
  6. The Only Thing
  7. Fourth of July
  8. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  9. Carrie & Lowell
  10. Drawn to the Blood
  11. Eugene
  12. Vesuvius
  13. Futile Devices
  14. Blue Bucket of Gold
  15. Blue Bucket Outro
  16. Hotline Bling (Encore) [feat. Gallant]
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Added on: April 1, 2017