Michigan (studio album) by Sufjan Stevens

Michigan by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 705th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 464 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2003 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (114th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (705th)
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Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan The Great Lake State - 2004 IMPORT CD
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Sufjan Stevens bestography

Michigan is ranked 4th best out of 23 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 26,182.

Sufjan Stevens album bestography « Higher ranked (319th) This album (705th) Lower ranked (717th) »
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 464 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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From 12/06/2020 17:35
I want more people to know about this! Almost as good as Illinois
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From 01/12/2020 10:24
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From 03/31/2018 17:19
If you like Illinois you will definitely like this one too, but it is a bit more tiring. Still a great album, 8/10.
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From 09/29/2016 00:32
THIS is considered second-tier Sufjan and that's just not fair.
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From 09/10/2016 12:29
An that has more delicacy and thought (personallY) than illinois. I really appreciate the sustained folk sound that really feels like rural Michigan.
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From 08/17/2016 01:46
It's like Illinois but without the fun.
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From 07/30/2016 01:43
Illinois and Michigan are both beautiful albums, but for different reasons. They both seem to explore similar thoughts and feelings, but in different ways. Where Illinois seems like a musical put on by schoolchildren that exceeds everyone's expectations and ends up being better than most Broadway musicals, Michigan is a play put on by adults that don't go out of their way to show everyone they're the best, but instead leave more room for breathing and interpretation. Where Illinois seems to say, "This is a sad song" and put all its listeners to tears, Michigan seems to say, "You can feel whatever you want when you listen to this, but I was feeling sad when I wrote it," and put its listeners in a somber mood that's not nearly as heavy as Illinois, but just a different kind of sad. I'm not saying either one of these options is better, in fact I like Illinois more because I've simply never experienced such strong emotions evoked by music before. However I can understand why someone would like Michigan more, because there's so much space to breathe and decide what to feel.
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From 06/21/2016 13:54
like a demo for illinois
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From 06/11/2016 11:20
The first(actually one of two, at least so far)of Sufjan Stevens American state albums. Michigan, is not quite as great as it's successor, Illinois, would be, but it's still a brilliantly ambitious piece of work. Stevens really captures the atmosphere and mood of Michigan and there are some lovely sounds and songs. It's clear now that Stevens will never cover all U.S. states, and it doesn't even look like there will even be another one. I know artists have to move on, still I would love to see another one, California or Alaska, maybe? Go on Sufjan.
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From 05/02/2016 20:25
I don't understand why this isn't as acclaimed as Illinois, this is easily just as brilliant a record
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