Seven Swans (studio album) by Sufjan Stevens

Seven Swans
Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-03-16
Overall rank: 683rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 427 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2004 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (113th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (683rd)
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Sufjan Stevens bestography

Seven Swans is ranked 4th best out of 20 albums by Sufjan Stevens on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sufjan Stevens is Illinois which is ranked number 45 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,569.

Sufjan Stevens album bestography « Higher ranked (315th) This album (683rd) Lower ranked (710th) »
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81/100 (from 427 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.

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65/100
From 02/08/2021 17:00
A triumphant proof that a human, down to earth take on spirituality is not only possible, but very attractive, too.
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From 01/12/2020 10:29
"As a folk artist should he makes an album in honor of his birthplace, a christmas album, and who can forget: music for God. And why don't we see Dutch folk singer André Hazes or Greek rebetika high on the charts? Because Americans aren't as open minded as the rest of the world when it comes to listening stuff that isn't their language. Don't get me wrong, I think they both shouldn't be on the charts; folk is designed to be unoriginal. When it starts doing new stuff, it stops being folk. Which is okay, you can enjoy it, but it's nothing you should recommend to people outside your home state. It's your music, you might've grown up with that music, it's personal, not just subjective, but personal. I'm not gonna recommend rebbetica to my peers, because the reason why I slightly like it, is because I was grown up with it. One might like it, but there are always exceptions. As a reviewer, you should try to recommend something that is likely to be understood by everyone."

See, I gave almost the same review to this album as Michigan. Because Sufjan is a folk artist, so I give a folk review. My review has become tradition.
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95/100
From 05/16/2018 14:46
Definitely among my favorite Sufjan records. Simple instrumentation, jarringly soothing vocals, and beautiful lyricism make this album one of his best
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From 04/01/2018 11:45
Great album, I can see some improvement from Michigan. 8.5/10.
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From 10/06/2017 11:51
This album is so underrated.

To Be Alone With You might just be my favourite Sufjan song. So simple, but each note reaches out and wraps its fingers around your heart.
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From 01/26/2017 01:09
Sufjan's less known and more folksy album, filled with some great instrumentation and lyrical content.

Favorite Track: The Dress Looks Nice On You
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From 11/07/2016 17:21
One of the best straight up folk albums out there. This album is honestly just as good as Illinois but is around 700 slots down on the overall. Give more love please <3
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From 09/16/2016 02:36
One of the greatest albums of the 21st century
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From 06/06/2016 13:29
Released inbetween the, Michigan, and, Illinois, albums, seven swans, is a fine record. Superior in my opinion to the recent, Carrie and Lowell, it features some stunning songs. To be alone with you, this dress looks nice on you, and, size too small, are all excellent. The best Sufjan Stevens record not about an American state.
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From 05/05/2016 17:31
I'm not religious and I loved this album. His best other than Carrie and Lowell.
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