Illinois After tackling his home turf with 2003's Greetings From Michigan , the seraphic, banjo-loving pop-folkie has moved on to the Land of Lincoln, which he… 2005-07-05 Sufjan Stevens Indie Rock
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Illinois (2005)

'GREETINGS' Illinois ' Stevens
'GREETINGS' Illinois' Stevens

Details Release Date: Jul 05, 2005; Lead Performance: Sufjan Stevens; Genre: Indie Rock

After tackling his home turf with 2003's Greetings From Michigan, the seraphic, banjo-loving pop-folkie has moved on to the Land of Lincoln, which he memorializes in finespun songs variously inspired by Carl Sandburg, John Wayne Gacy Jr., and the ''Seer's'' tower. Thanks to Stevens' penchant for illustrative instruments like glockenspiel, flute, and sleigh bells, his Illinois sounds quaint and even magical. Can't wait to see what he does with Texas.

Originally posted Jul 08, 2005 Published in issue #829 Jul 15, 2005 Order article reprints
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