The new album by Michigan native Sufjan Stevens is gaining positive reviews and is one of the best albums of 2015. Named after his mother and step-father, Carrie & Lowell is a deeply personal, intimate album from the former Hope College student.
Stevens is probably best known for albums about states with Greetings from Michigan and Illinoise. The multi-instrumentalist has experimented with a lot of different styles during his career including the electro-orchestral sound of 2010’s The Age of Adz.
On Carrie & Lowell, Stevens returns to a simple, acoustic sound giving much of the album a ghostly vibe. Steven’s lyrics focuses on longing, spirituality and brokenness, as he writes a lot about family and childhood memories.
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