Today, Pitchfork reviewed and released an exclusive new track from Sufjan’s upcoming The Avalanche release, a mix of Illinois outtakes and rarities. Check it out:
[MP3] Sufjan Stevens – Dear Mr. Supercomputer (via Pitchfork)
One of the earliest and most common criticism to come against Illinois was the “it all sounds the same” attack. I don’t necessarily agree with that (I mean…even if it does all sound the same, it’s all still pure genius), but here’s a track that sounds almost nothing like anything on Illinois, yet it still manages to approach brilliance. That’s it…I’m now just about convinced that this man will be the next George Martin (in terms of orchestration).
If you’ve been counting (you know I have), that makes four songs that have been released from The Avalanche. If you’re a little slow, here are the other three:
Jesus…four great songs already! I’ve got this weird feeling….that The Avalanche just might top many year end lists (including mine?)… I guess we’ll have to wait and see!