If anyone had told me that this year, the best year in music we’ve had for a long time, Sufjan Stevens would throw out an EP by surprise, which would seriously throw off my top five list… Well, I’d have said, “Pish tosh and poppycock!” or something similar.
But damn. I am going to have to question my album/music ranking for 2010. This is perhaps the best thing he has released. I thought he was washed up, stuck in a rut of releasing the same material over and over.
(This track is not the best track on the EP. Which I think is saying something, since it sure is swell. Note: I’m not religious; I just like good music, and Stevens makes it.)