Illinois (album) by Sufjan Stevens

Illinois
Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-07-04
Overall rank: 46th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,625 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2005 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (46th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,625 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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90/100
From 05/24/2020 08:40
Great album!
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90/100
From 05/13/2020 16:51
What a special album. Masterpiece of the 21st century
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95/100
From 05/06/2020 05:09
This album is my happy place
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Rating:  
90/100
From 04/23/2020 17:00
Favorite Tracks: John Wayne Gacy, Jr., Chicago, They Are Night Zombies!!
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100/100
From 03/18/2020 14:51
Simply one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard. Just haunting and lively. It hits all the strings of my heart.
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85/100
From 02/09/2020 17:33
Really good, ambitious project

Needs a lot of efforts to understand where this comes from but it is very rewarding.

Best tracks: Feel the illinois, John Wayne Gacy Jr, Jacksonville, Decatur and Chicago
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60/100
From 01/12/2020 11:12
Sometimes folk artists try something new, like baroque pop. You know, the most recent innovation in music right now: baroque pop. I guess folk singers need some time to accept the newer things, just enough time that people forget that the people who pioneered the genre had buried themselves in drugs. Anyway, our politically correct hero comes back with the same album again, with a slightly bigger instrumentation, and more complex song structures. You know, the usual things to fool people who have zero understanding of art and hide it with "it's just all subjective", into thinking you made a masterpiece.

The hipsters have gone full circle and are now misinterpreting basic folk that praises the lord, your hometown and all those clichés with nostalgia. Again, I don't see why you should praise this moch more than any folk hero from any country.
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100/100
From 01/10/2020 14:40
first time listening through this album, and the experience was like no other. So mad I waited to long to give him a proper listen
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85/100
From 10/07/2019 18:06
I'm sure I have an actual comment buried here about the music itself....

I just want to point out it's very rare that the average rating on the tracks is lower than the overall album rating on this site. If I'm mistaken please directly message me.
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80/100
From 07/19/2019 20:25
Favorite Tracks:The Black Hawk War, Prairie Fire That Wanders About, They Are Night Zombies!!
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