Download Sufjan Stevens’: All Delighted People EP

Sufjan Stevens dropped a new hour-long, 8-song EP on us today out of nowhere called All Delighted People. Listen to the All Delighted People EP in its entirety below, and download the EP here for only 5 bucks.  My take, some songs are excellent and all is thought-provoking per usual.  It harkens back to his early highly experimental albums, as well as the mellowness of Seven Swans and some of the beeps and blips of BQE.  It is worth $5.00 even if there are only 3 or 4 songs you want, as you can add them to your own super deluxe IPOD/ZUNE shuffle or a “Greatest Hits” burned CD for your car or to share with your loved ones who have not yet been bitten or are cash poor.

The EP, All Delighted People, is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped (oh we hate making workshop a verb, but time is money!) on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a “Delighted” EP?). The full track list is available right here.

Heirloom 02:55
Arnika 05:13
Djohariah 17:02

~ by castleqwayr on August 21, 2010.

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