Stevens, Sufjan - Illinoise

by Modern Legend, LLC.


Like the self-proclaimed "Spiderman" who climbed Chicago's Sears Tower with no harness, Sufjan Stevens scales dusty prairies, steel factories, and two hundred years of history in the second installment of his 50 State Project, "ILLINOIS", a 22-track anthemic tone poem to The Prairie State.

1 Concerning the Ufo Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
2 Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish An Entire Civilization and
3 Come on! Feel the Illinoise!: Pt. 1: The World's Columbian Exposition
4 John Wayne Gacy, JR
5 Jacksonville
6 Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good
7 Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
8 One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
9 Chicago
10 Casimir Pulaski Day
11 To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea
12 Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
13 Prairie Fire That Wanders About
14 Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens
15 Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
16 They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from
17 Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It
18 In This Temple As in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
19 Seer's Tower
20 Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders: Pt. 1: The Great Frontier/Pt
21 Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines
22 Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the