sufjan stevens Illinois: Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition (coloured vinyl double LP, £20.50)label: Asthmatic Kitty
This 10th anniversary edition of Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album replaces balloons (which themselves replaced Superman in 2005) with rising comic book Chicago-born superhero Blue Marvel, now leader of The Ultimates and fully licensed and approved by Marvel. • Special double LP edition - disc one pressed on ‘Antimatter Blue’ coloured vinyl and disc two comes on ‘Cape White’ vinyl. • “‘Chicago’ is easily one of the five best songs of this century.” - Stereogum. • “‘Illinois’ is huge, a staggering collection of impeccably arranged American tribute songs.” - Pitchfork. • “The tone of subdued romanticism is balanced by a fine, seductive sense of melody and arrangement.” - LA Times. • “Radiates positive energy.” - Village Voice. • “‘Illinois’ contains some of the most beautiful pop you will hear all year long.” - Billboard.
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