Pays : United States Label : Asthmatic Kitty Genres et styles : Indie Folk / Orchestral Folk Année : 2023

PAN M 360 / TOP 100 : Sufjan Stevens – Javelin 

· par Guillaume Laberge

Over the years, Sufjan Stevens has made us smile, (mostly) made us cry, no matter the emotion felt, he made us feel alive. His latest opus Javelin does not deviate from this feeling. Dedicated by the author to his late partner Evans Richardson, who died last April, Javelin is poignant from the start. The album, containing ten songs, never stops being captivating for a single second. Stevens can be heard reprising his classic folk sound as a nostalgic songwriter, accompanied by grandiose instrumentations, all adding a lot of life to the songs. We are also treated to some very touching pieces such as the excellent “Will Anybody Ever Love Me?,” the astonishing “Genuflecting Ghost” and the epic “Shit Talk,” the last lasting more than eight minutes. Even after more than 20 years after his first album, Stevens continues to renew himself with Javelin, which represents one of the best releases of his career.

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