Sufjan Stevens - 'Silver & Gold'

Sufjan Stevens - 'Silver & Gold'

Sufjan Stevens really likes Christmas. The Michigan maestro’s obsession with all things Yuletide has now spawned 100-odd songs and two collections, the last of which – 2006’s ‘Songs For Christmas’, has become as much a staple of any...

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Album Review: Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)

Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)

He’s a tricky so-and-so that Sufjan Stevens . It’s five years since ‘ Illinois ’ forced twee kids everywhere to down their ironic bingo cards and shake hands with the wider world, and what have we had since? Some half-arsed Christmas...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Bruce Springsteen

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Sufjan...

The sounds rattling round the skulls of the NME staff this week 1. Sufjan Stevens – ‘I Walked’ It’s five years since Sufjan Stevens released his semi-seminal album ‘Illinois’. Which is just about long enough for it to have...

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Album review: Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP (Asthmatic Kitty)

Album review: Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted...

Toying with people’s emotions is a habit reserved only for the most dreaded coves, and given Sufjan Stevens ' beautiful, heartbreaking back catalogue, we didn’t think he practiced that sort of hot’n’cold tactic. However, as quickly as our...

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Album review: Sufjan Stevens - 'The BQE'

Album review: Sufjan Stevens - 'The BQE'

Often, when someone dares to get ideas above their station, to investigate territory over which they exercise no right, it’s open season. Accusations like these have been levelled at Sufjan Stevens and his project to conduct a semi-classical...

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Sufjan Stevens: Frikirkjan Church, Reykjavik; Saturday November 18

Sufjan Stevens: Frikirkjan Church, Reykjavik;...

For the final date of a European tour that began in Dublin at the start of the month, prolific indie-folk polymath Sufjan Stevens couldn’t possibly have chosen a more picturesque setting. Being a 19th century Lutheran Free Church situated next...

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Sufjan Stevens: Songs For Christmas

Sufjan Stevens: Songs For Christmas

Seeing as the world’s retailers, radio programmers and town councils seem to think that Christmas begins in early November, why not stave off holiday fatigue by starting a general strike? If it’s a two-month Christmas, after all, we should...

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Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche

Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche

Sufjan Stevens can never be accused of a lack of ambition. Having set out to refract the American psyche via a series of 50 albums dedicated to each state in the US, he recently conceded that, unless he lives to 200, time may be against him. In...

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Sufjan Stevens: Shepherds Bush Empire, London: Monday, Oct 17

Sufjan Stevens: Shepherds Bush Empire, London:...

Sufjan Stevens, Detroit’s only banjo-flaunting musical historian, is wearing a fetching all-in-one jumpsuit adorned with the stars and stripes. His band, dressed as cheerleaders, wave pom-poms and form a human pyramid. An inflatable Superman...

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Sufjan Stevens: Illinoise

Sufjan Stevens: Illinoise

When Sufjan Stevens picked up his banjo and announced his intention to write an album for each one of America’s 50 states, it probably all seemed like a right laugh. No doubt he’d had a couple of ales down his local and was channelling the...

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