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The best album by Sufjan Stevens is Illinois which is ranked number 59 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 29,606.

Sufjan Stevens is ranked number 45 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 51,309.

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Sufjan Stevens official website: http://www.sufjan.com

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Sufjan Stevens best albums

The following albums by Sufjan Stevens are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:971 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:29,606
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:10,441
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:214
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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3.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:5,288
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  79/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Seven SwansUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2004Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,576
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 2003:19Rank Score:2,140
Rank in 2000s179Overall Rank:903
Average Rating:  81/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

All Delighted People EPUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2010:48Rank Score:617
Rank in 2010s242Overall Rank:2,553
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Songs For Christmas
Compilation
United States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2006Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2006:138Rank Score:246
Rank in 2000s1,302Overall Rank:5,223
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The AvalancheUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2006Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2006:156Rank Score:220
Rank in 2000s1,447Overall Rank:5,740
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

A Sun CameUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2000Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2000:226Rank Score:106
Rank in 2000s2,629Overall Rank:10,104
Average Rating:  69/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Enjoy Your RabbitUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2001Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2001:527Rank Score:31
Rank in 2000s5,906Overall Rank:21,283
Average Rating:  64/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 45

This may not be a complete discography for Sufjan Stevens. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Sufjan Stevens best tracks

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1.Fourth Of July
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 92/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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2.Chicago
(from the album Illinois)
 92/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.Death With Dignity
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 92/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.Should Have Known Better
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 91/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Come On! Feel The Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream)
(from the album Illinois)
 91/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.Impossible Soul
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 91/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.Casimir Pulaski Day
(from the album Illinois)
 91/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 90/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
(from the album Illinois)
 89/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
(from the album Illinois)
 88/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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11.The Only Thing
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 88/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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12.The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
(from the album Illinois)
 88/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.Age Of Adz
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 88/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Futile Devices
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 88/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.Jacksonville
(from the album Illinois)
 87/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.All Of Me Wants All Of You
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 86/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.John My Beloved
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 86/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.The Transfiguration
(from the album Seven Swans)
 86/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.I Want To Be Well
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 86/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Vesuvius
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 86/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sufjan Stevens ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 118 votes)
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86/100
 
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78/100

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Rating:  
90/100
From AdriSP 09/04/2016 10:20
Folk, Electronica, Pop/Rock...I don't even care about what I'm going to listen, because I know it will be awesome. He's not just another songwriter. He fills every single song he creates with a little of himself, of his beliefs, memories and feelings. Carrie & Lowell is an example of this(an ode to his parents, who had recently died), but all his albums have something beautiful and eternal. Undoubtebly, one of the best artists of the 21st century.
P.D.: In my opinion, "The Age Of Adz" is highly underrated. It's my favourite album along with "Illinois". "Impossible Soul"(a 25-minutes-song, literally 1/3 of "The Age Of Adz") makes worth listening the full album, but the other songs are still great.
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From crimson 05/08/2016 17:04
He sings just like Steven Wilson.
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Rating:  
100/100
From PatchesTheGreat 04/21/2016 15:36
One of the greatest artists of our generation.
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Rating:  
95/100
From awesomness425 07/17/2015 06:52
His songs are good enough that i give him a 95%..i'm just going to disregard Enjoy Your Rabbit like it never happened...keep up the good work Sufjan!
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From 9999 07/10/2015 23:06
I wholeheartedly agree with RepoMan. The man is self-indulgent as fuck, but who cares? His talent is undeniable.
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100/100
From benjameen 04/25/2015 05:48
im in luv with sufjan
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Rating:  
80/100
From RepoMan 08/03/2014 23:12
When I was obsessed with Red Sox baseball in the 2000s, we had a player named Manny Ramirez who was talented as fuck and arguably the best pure hitter of his generation. He was a natural. BUT, it was almost as if he was so fricking good that just playing the game straight like everyone else bored him. He was so bloody talented that we gladly put up with his idiosyncrasies and quirks and would just shrug that it was just “Manny being Manny.” But you always knew that he could have been an all time great and sure-fire Hall of Famer. He was the type of ball player who gave fans a fatal case of the if onlys…

Well that’s sort of how I approach Sufjan. A glitch electronica vanity project as his second album? yup. Label a SIXTY minute album an “EP”? Sure! Why not! And forget concept albums. So plebeian. Let’s just go for the concept discography! And then release yet another vanity project, this time an entirely instrumental orchestral musical piece, while everyone is waiting with bated breath for the follow up to your first commercial success? Sounds like a great idea! God know he’s talented as fuck, but Sufjan has me searching for a word more extreme than megalomania.

When I drop the needle down on every “proper” Sufjan album, I always have the same response - “This is going to be the best fucking album EVER!” And then at some point a patch of tedium hits (length may vary). Because they all pretty much scream “genius is about to happen” before screaming “where the fuck is the editor, can somebody just find me a goddamn editor”.

Go ahead! Tell me that he didn’t start his own record label - Asthmatic Kitty - just so he could do whatever the hell he wanted. At least he’s self-aware enough that he knows he’s a prima donna who feels that every whim should be recorded and given the multimedia DVD package.
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Rating:  
70/100
From kinglyostrich 05/21/2014 17:31
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Rating:  
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From junodog4 01/17/2014 02:49
A massive creative force.
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100/100
From jstreets 04/07/2013 22:34
Blows any other singer songwriter effort of its or any other decade out of the water. Stevens has a knack for both poetic storytelling and composing. Simply wonderful.
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