Seven Swans - Sufjan Stevens
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  • Summary: The indie singer-songwriter's fourth solo album, produced by Danielson Famile's Daniel Smith, follows on the heels of his critically-lauded 2003 effort 'Greetings From Michigan.'
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
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  1. He shares [Elliott] Smith's gift for sketching in complex emotional states with telling details. [19 Mar 2004, p.66]
  2. A record of remarkable delicacy.
  3. "Seven Swans" is as a graceful tour de force of an album - beguiling, bewitching and beautiful.
  4. Even if we're not taken by the subject matter, we're taken by how beautifully and personally Sufjan is taken by it.
  5. 80
    Stevens' strumming often has an unworldly quality that transcends folk archetypes. [Apr 2004, p.92]
  6. Stevens has a beautiful voice and a rare melodic instinct but it is the passion with which he performs these songs that causes them to communicate so much, so well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    I'm having trouble putting it into words how beautiful this album is. The banjo has never sounded so soothing and Sufjan's voice is so entrancing. The music just keeps getting better too; the transfiguration might be the most gorgeous thing my ears have ever experienced. Collapse

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