Although overly padded and repetitious at times, Planetarium is a poignant, adventurous, and highly promising debut.
16 Jun 2017
Not without stirring up some controversy, Panorama Music Festival takes aim at New York City with a barrage of big bands.
01 Jun 2016
The 2015 Newport Folk Festival was an amazing event with a great lineup of artists, the vibe of a small community and a beautiful location.
02 Aug 2015
Sufjan Stevens' Carrie and Lowell tour presents some of his most personal stories in a special, intimate performance.
22 Apr 2015
This track, inspired by the musical legacy of Will Rogers, finds Oklahoma songwriter Beau Jennings joined by Sufjan Stevens for a beautiful, reflective piano ballad.
15 Jan 2015
Going into their 15th year, Okayplayer celebrated the milestone with lots of great music at its annual star-studded affair led by the Roots.
16 Dec 2013
When the revenant came down, we couldn’t imagine what it was. Turns out it was the 110th most acclaimed album of all time. Sufjan Steven’s 2005 magnum opus is this week’s Counterbalance.
14 Dec 2012
Silver & Gold is a great present unto itself, and there’s certainly enough here to make the Sufjan completist giddy with glee.
20 Nov 2012
On the occasion of Pitchfork's first ever crowdsourced Best Of list, we reappraise the webzine's favorite albums of 1996-2011.
22 Aug 2012
The buoyant single “What Love Looks Like”, debuting here on PopMatters, is clearly the product of a life-learned maturity. Fittingly making its premiere on Valentine’s Day, the song is a portrait of modern-day love, set to an upbeat and melodious tune
14 Feb 2012
The arts have always suffered and survived in times of economic depression. Amanda Palmer has forged a career that has not only weathered the recession, but rejects the received wisdom of the music industry. Is she an exception to the rule, or an example other artists should follow?
27 Oct 2011
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