The Avalanche

Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
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Based on 15 reviews
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Based on 57 ratings
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July 11, 2006 / Release Date
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Asthmatic Kitty / Label
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FreddyBernard
98
HOW ARE THE FUCKING OUTTAKES FROM ILLINOIS THIS GOOD?!?!

FAV(s): all of the newer songs and instrumentals

'MEH': all variations of the song, "Chicago"

LEAST FAV(s): n/a
Tallglassofwate
81
Surf Man Stevens' Illinois is probably my favorite album of all time. The way Suf capitalizes on the raw and unfiltered spirit of humanity while still crafting an enormous and incredibly diverse album is remarkable, and oh so beautiful. It's one of those albums where I can't put into words how it makes me feel. Of course, I tried a few months back and you can find that review in my backlogs somewhere.

But another incredible thing about that record is that Sufyan was on such a creative tear, ... read more
JeremiahMurphy
92
Sufjans untitled unmastered. It's incredible that a compilation of outtakes can be this good. This is incredible. Magical and beautiful.
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Track List

  1. The Avalanche
  2. Dear Mr. Supercomputer
  3. Adlai Stevenson
  4. The Vivian Girls Are Visited In the Night By Saint Dargarius and His Squadron of Benevolent Butterflies
  5. Chicago (Acoustic)
  6. The Henney Buggy Band
  7. Saul Bellow
  8. Carlyle Lake
  9. Springfiel, or Bobby Got a Shadfly Caught In His Hair
  10. The Mistress Witch from McClure (Or the Mind That Knows Itself )
  11. Kaskaskia River
  12. Chicago (Adult Contemporary Easy Listening Version)
  13. Inaugural Pop Music for Jane Margaret Byrne
  14. No Man's Land
  15. The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake
  16. The Pick-Up
  17. The Perpetual Self, or "What Would Saul Alinsky Do?"
  18. For Clyde Tombaugh
  19. Chicago (Multiple Personality Disorder Version)
  20. Pittsfield
  21. The Undivided Self (For Eppie and Popo)
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