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catapult magazine


Soups-on Stevens


Feb 23 2006
10:34 pm

I find Sufjan’s lyrics very emotionally charged (Casimir Pulaski Day, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. both off of Illinois). Sure, Elliott Smith’s songs are charged — but with thoughts of drugs and suicide. Sufjan deals with tough issues in a way that yes, causes the listener to think, but usually ends up on an uplifting note. He’s fabulous live, and after seeing him live it’s easy to understand that he is being honest and genuine on his records.