Sufjan Stevens is coming to Melbourne.

And we are going to see him.


My ultimate Sufjan gig would include the following songs (regardless of whether they ‘go’ together)

  • From the Mouth of Gabriel – All Delighted People
  • John Wayne Gacy Jnr. – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • The Predatory Wasp of the Palisaides is out to get us! – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • Casimir Pulaski Day – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • Chicago – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • The Dress Looks Nice On You – Seven Swans
  • To Be Alone With You – Seven Swans
  • He Woke Me Up Again – Seven Swans
  • The Transfiguration – Seven Swans
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find – Seven Swans
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Songs for Christmas
  • Sister Winter – Songs for Christmas
  • Star of Wonder – Songs for Christmas
  • Holy, Holy, Holy – Songs for Christmas
  • Futile Devices – The Age of Adz
  • No Man’s Land – The Avalanche
  • Romulus – Greetings from Michigan
  • For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti – Greetings from Michigan

So… mostly all of Seven Swans (really) and although ‘A Sun Came’ is not bad at all and A Winner Needs A Wand is pretty decent it’s not the best of the best. I haven’t listened to The Age of Adz quite enough yet to fully make up my mind.

I really think that Sister Winter and He Woke Me Up Again come in on top of my list.

What’s on yours?