Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sufjan Stevens - I Want To Be Well

Five years after the grandness of his last full-length, Illinois, Sufjan Stevens has finally come back with The Age Of Adz. It certainly doesn't feel like a follow-up, though, neither musically nor thematically. Rather, Sufjan has returned to his original glitch-ridden electronic sound and basked it in orchestration. Although the textures have become more artificial, the message is all the more human. Saturated with nerve wrecking stress, The Age Of Adz is an all-out cry of deprivation of the essential. "I Want To Be Well" is almost self explanatory, considering Sufjan is actually seriously ill, but it's as harsh as they come; a no-sympathy emotional and physical breakdown. 

Hear the rest of the album here.

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