Biography

American musician and multiinstrumentalist Sufjan Stevens was born in 1975 in Detroit, big industrial city. When he was nine, his family moved to Michigan, where the future musician began studying art seriously. Moreover, Sufjan learned how to play various instruments, from guitar and piano to vibraphone and oboe, and there is no doubt that such knowledge helped him a lot to broaden his musical horizons.

Stevens’ professional career started when he became the member of the band called Marzuki, and his debut solo album A Sun Came the performer wrote while studying in Hope College in 2000. That record presented the real kaleidoscope of ethnic music from different parts of the world, and such a variety attracted attention of listeners to Sufjan’s creativity. The second conceptual album surprised many people: Enjoy Your Rabbit (2001) turned out to be electronic and all the compositions were presented as the song cycle. Such an unexpected change of the style proved that the musician wanted and was quite able to create music of any genre absolutely freely.

In 2003 Stevens released his third record titled Michigan. That studio work was the first one (out of fifty) in his global project: the performer decided to write an album for every single state of the US. In 2004 Sufjan pleased the listeners with the studio attempt Seven Swans, and its original sound was enjoyed by numerous music lovers. Two years after the conceptual album Michigan was released, the singer’s discography was enlarged by the long play Illinois (2005). It was critically acclaimed and became the second step in the fifty states project.

In 2006 Sufjan Stevens released the album titled The Avalanche, presenting songs that were not included into Illinois. The Avalanche proved to be unusual work; however it will be incredibly interesting for the musician’s fans. Also in 2006 the wonderful long play Songs For Christmas was issued: it consisted of Christmas and New Year-themed songs, recorded by Stevens in the period from 2001 to 2006.

In 2009 the singer’s new creation titled The BQE saw the light. It got excellent reviews from the critics, and Sufjan’s fans’ expectations were completely satisfied. Traditionally strong album proved to be as fascinating as the musician’s previous studio works. In 2010 Stevens issued EP All Delighted People, created in the highest level, and there is no doubt that All Delighted People will be interesting not only for the singer’s old fans, but also for all those who are just going to get acquainted with Sufjan Stevens’ creativity. Moreover, that work prepared listeners to the musician’s new studio attempt, which was released in 2010 as well. Traditionally strong long play The Age Of Adz was critically acclaimed and the experts noted its incredible atmosphere. Stevens’ fans really enjoyed his new creation that completely satisfied their expectations.

Studio Albums

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell mp3Carrie & Lowell
2015
  • Folk Rock
  • Baroque Pop
  • Chamber Pop
Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz mp3The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens condemned himself to eternal music research as he strives to make his albums as different as possible. The musician's new work, The Age Of Adz, will be a surprise even to his most loyal fans
2010
  • Chamber Pop
  • Glitch Pop
Sufjan Stevens, The BQE mp3The BQE
2009
  • Electronic
  • Modern Classical
Sufjan Stevens, Songs For Christmas mp3Songs For Christmas
Sufjan Stevens is the only artist who could make you forget all your vital problems, sit and have a rest. Songs For Christmas is the best collection of Christmas songs with their exultant melodies and earnest words
2006
    Sufjan Stevens, The Avalanche mp3The Avalanche
    It seems only right that the newest Sufjan Stevens release is titled The Avalanche. The man has simply overwhelmed the masses with music, and almost all of it has been very, very good. The Avalanche contains extra material from 2005's Illinois
    2006
    • Americana
    • Chamber Pop
    • Indie Pop
    Sufjan Stevens, Illinois mp3Illinois
    2005
    • Americana
    • Chamber Pop
    • Folk Pop
    • Indie Pop
    • Indie Rock
    Sufjan Stevens, A Sun Came mp3A Sun Came
    2004
    • Chamber Pop
    Sufjan Stevens, Seven Swans mp3Seven Swans
    2004
    • Chamber Pop
    Sufjan Stevens, Michigan mp3Michigan
    2003
    • Americana
    • Folk Pop
    Sufjan Stevens, Enjoy Your Rabbit mp3Enjoy Your Rabbit
    2001
    • Ambient
    • Electronic

    EP

    Compilation albums

    Sufjan Stevens, Silver & Gold mp3Silver & Gold
    2012
    • Glitch Pop
    • Indie Pop
    • Chamber Pop