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Get Real Get Rating: The Sufjan Stevens Rate (RESULTS 27-29)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by HeartSwells, Apr 19, 2017.

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    WELCOME ONE AND ALL. Beloved by Christians and hipsters with no inbetween, today we're going to look through the discography of one of the finest singer-songwriters the 00s has blessed us with.

    I'd give you all the juicy details of his upbringing and start of his career, however, the former we'll likely cover over the reveals of Carrie & Lowell, and the latter we're not even going to rate LOL.

    Still, the releases of his debut A Sun Came (we're not counting the Stalker album) and his instrumental oddball followup Enjoy Your Rabbit didn't exactly set the world on fire, it was only until the release of Michigan that heads started to turn. Michigan set the foundation for what was to come, the sprawling expanse of Illinois and The Age of Adz, and the fragility seen within Seven Swans and Carrie & Lowell, the latter which broke into the UK and US top 10 album chart. King.

    PHASE TWO: VOTING

    You know the drill by now! You see the song list in the next post? Assign a score between 0 and 10 to each song, you'll also be allowed to give one song a score of 11, so make good use of it!

    I'd also like to take a chance to request for commentary - it's not compulsary but it really helps flesh out the reveals (and God knows I'm awful at discussing songs, on a pop music forum), if you do commentary on any of the tracks it would be appreciated xxx

    When you've got your scores and words ready, shoot me a PM! At the bottom of the song list will be a PM-friendly list format, you don't have to use it but don't be one of those who send scores out of order.

    If I suspect you're attempted to skew the results in a significant way I may disregard your votes, but we're all cool here, right?


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    Nominations close Sunday 23rd April, 23:59 UK TIME
    Voting closes Sunday 4th June, 23:59 UK TIME
     
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    Michigan
    01: Flint
    02: All Good Naysayers, Speak Up!
    03: For the Widows in Paradise...
    04: Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!
    05: The Upper Peninsula
    07: Holland
    08: Oh Detroit...
    09: Romulus
    11: Sleeping Bear, Sault Ste. Marie
    12: They Also Mourn...
    13: Oh God Where Are You Now?
    15: Vito's Ordination Song

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    Seven Swans
    01: All The Trees...
    02: The Dress Looks Nice on You
    03: In the Devil's Territory
    04: To Be Alone With You
    05: Abraham
    06: Sister
    07: Size Too Small
    08: We Won't Need Legs to Stand
    09: A Good Man is Hard to Find
    10: He Woke Me Up Again
    11: Seven Swans
    12: The Transfiguration

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    Illinois
    01: Concerning the UFO sighting...
    02: The Black Hawk War...
    03: Come On! Feel The Illinoise!
    04: John Wayne Gacy Jr.
    05: Jacksonville
    07: Decatur...
    09: Chicago
    10: Casimir Pulaski Day
    12: The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
    15: The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades...
    16: They Are Night Zombies!!...
    19: The Seer's Tower
    20: The Tallest Man...
    22: Out of Egypt...

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    All Delighted People EP
    01: All Delighted People (Original)
    02: Enchanted Ghost
    03: Heirloom
    04: From the Mouth of Gabriel
    05: The Owl and the Tanager
    06: All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)
    07: Arnika
    08: Djohariah

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    The Age of Adz
    01: Futile Devices
    02: Too Much
    03: Age of Adz
    04: I Walked
    05: Now That I'm Older
    06: Get Real Get Right
    07: Bad Communication
    08: Vesuvius
    09: All for Myself
    10: I Want To Be Well
    11: Impossible Soul

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    Carrie & Lowell
    01: Death With Dignity
    02: Should Have Known Better
    03: All of Me Wants All of You
    04: Drawn To the Blood
    05: Eugene
    06: Fourth of July
    07: The Only Thing
    08: Carrie & Lowell
    09: John My Beloved
    10: No Shade in the Shadow of The Cross
    11: Blue Bucket of Gold

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    Extras
    01: A Sun Came (nominated by RUNAWAY, from A Sun Came)
    02: Christmas In The Room (nominated by LKane, from Silver & Gold)
    03: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (nominated by aaronhansome, from Songs For Christmas)
    04: Niagara Falls (nominated by Epic Chocolat, a Michigan bonus track)
    05: No Man's Land (nominated by VitaminBee, from The Avalanche)
    06: Pittsfield (nominated by Number, from The Avalanche)
    07: Saturn (nominated by LE0Night & NecessaryVoodoo, part of the Planetarium project)
    08: Star of Wonder (nominated by kalonite, from Songs For Christmas)
    09: Super Sexy Woman (nominated by RUNAWAY, and kept being mentioned in the thread so you're welcome! from A Sun Came)
    10: Take Me (nominated by NecessaryVoodoo, from the Sisyphus project)
    11: You Are The Blood (nominated by HeartSwells, a Castanets cover from the Dark Was The Night compilation)

    Michigan
    01: Flint
    02: All Good Naysayers, Speak Up!
    03: For the Widows in Paradise...
    04: Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!
    05: The Upper Peninsula
    07: Holland
    08: Oh Detroit...
    09: Romulus
    11: Sleeping Bear, Sault Ste. Marie
    12: They Also Mourn...
    13: Oh God Where Are You Now?
    15: Vito's Ordination Song

    Seven Swans
    01: All The Trees...
    02: The Dress Looks Nice on You
    03: In the Devil's Territory
    04: To Be Alone With You
    05: Abraham
    06: Sister
    07: Size Too Small
    08: We Won't Need Legs to Stand
    09: A Good Man is Hard to Find
    10: He Woke Me Up Again
    11: Seven Swans
    12: The Transfiguration

    Illinois
    01: Concerning the UFO sighting...
    02: The Black Hawk War...
    03: Come On! Feel The Illinoise!
    04: John Wayne Gacy Jr.
    05: Jacksonville
    07: Decatur...
    09: Chicago
    10: Casimir Pulaski Day
    12: The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
    15: The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades...
    16: They Are Night Zombies!!...
    19: The Seer's Tower
    20: The Tallest Man...
    22: Out of Egypt...

    All Delighted People EP
    01: All Delighted People (Original)
    02: Enchanted Ghost
    03: Heirloom
    04: From the Mouth of Gabriel
    05: The Owl and the Tanager
    06: All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)
    07: Arnika
    08: Djohariah

    The Age of Adz
    01: Futile Devices
    02: Too Much
    03: Age of Adz
    04: I Walked
    05: Now That I'm Older
    06: Get Real Get Right
    07: Bad Communication
    08: Vesuvius
    09: All for Myself
    10: I Want To Be Well
    11: Impossible Soul

    Carrie & Lowell
    01: Death With Dignity
    02: Should Have Known Better
    03: All of Me Wants All of You
    04: Drawn To the Blood
    05: Eugene
    06: Fourth of July
    07: The Only Thing
    08: Carrie & Lowell
    09: John My Beloved
    10: No Shade in the Shadow of The Cross
    11: Blue Bucket of Gold

    Extras
    01: A Sun Came
    02: Christmas In The Room
    03: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    04: Niagara Falls
    05: No Man's Land
    06: Pittsfield
    07: Saturn
    08: Star of Wonder
    09: Super Sexy Woman
    10: Take Me
    11: You Are The Blood
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
  3. Oh, OK. Yes, hello, I am ready to suffer.
     
  4. I'm off to bed but the hype machine (aka @ spree) kicks off tomorrow, thanks for the shout outs @LE0Night & @ohnostalgia xx
     
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  6. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 17 and thought Illinois was the greatest album ever recorded.
     


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    100% kidding oh my god
     
  8. I'm surprised we're ten posts in and haven't descended into a thirst trap. Let me fix that.

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    And that's sincerely Sufjan.
     
  9. @HeartSwells are we allowed to nominate Sisyphus tracks because...

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  10. I'm not emotionally prepared.
     
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  11. Honestly, I'm not a ride or die for God anymore but fuck off no Come Thou Fount rating. But yes, I'm entirely down and ready to stan for Age of Adz.
     
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  12. His discography is pretty immaculate but Predatory Wasp is maybe the easiest 11 ever.
     
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  13. I'll be voting!

    I'm familiar with Michigan, Seven Swans and Illinois so discovering the other three will hopefully be a joy.
     
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  14. Well I was so ready to give Super Sexy Woman and Borderline 10s but I GUESS NOT.
     
  15. Nominate them, sis!
     
  16. I'll allow it! Same with any other heavily involved Suffy track. Planetarium out soon y'all
     
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  17. I'm so jealous, listening to The Age of Adz for the first time. Don't let me down!
     
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