How nice it would be to live in Sufjan world. Each year around the festive season he'd gather round with friends to make a Christmas EP. He'll be there in a massive jumper singing away. Heartwarming. Well this tradition went on for a few years and now you can get all the yuletide fruits on this box set of all the songs. Sufjan's folky and melancholy tones are just perfect for Christmas listening. Let it sleet.
Vinyl LP box set £49.99 AKR28LP
5LP box set on Asthmatic Kitty.
CD box set £15.49 AKR028
Reissue 5CD box set on Asthmatic Kitty.
Speaking of box sets our old SUFJAN STEVENS has been well busy as we have a 5 CD box set in this week. Apparently the sentimental chap releases a Christmas EP each year and Rough Trade/ Asthmatic Kitty have collected them together for a limited box set release type thing (in time for xmas). Loads of carols and xmas songs and Sufjan'd up with many instruments everywhere.
It's all very clever and if I had to listen to Christmas songs I'd listen to this. Especially as the wife plagued me to play some the other day and all I had was the Low Christmas EP!
10/10 Bracken Records Sentences
Well, I know what I'll be doing on Christmas Day. I'll be sat in my favourite chair with a nip of something to keep the chill out, and the immense feeling of anti-climax will be lifted by these 5 CDs on rotation in the old changer. Okay, so Suffy bangs out albums at an alarming rate, and they all feel as though there are a few fillers in there, but when you stick 30 tracks (average) on a release, that's always going to be the case. Thing is, within those tracks are a number of gems that more than warrant the price of admission. Yes, he's a bit fey, but hey, if there's a more talented musician in the business right now, I've not found him or her, and whilst your average guitar bands chug from tired Britpop to a New NWOBHM, I'm forced to look elsewhere. Just f***ing buy it and have a Merry Christmas.
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