Carrie & Lowell (studio album) by Sufjan Stevens

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-03-30
Overall rank: 73rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,352 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2015 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2010s (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (73rd)
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Sufjan Stevens bestography

Carrie & Lowell is ranked 2nd 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 25,785.

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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 86.0/100, a mean average of 84.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 05/12/2022 06:55
Did not understand the praise.. Sorry for the blasphemy. Most of the songs are so minimal and lyrics strong, so I cant appreciate the message in full
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From 04/26/2022 15:15
What a deeply introspective and personal listen that I am very glad we were allowed to hear it. We are allowed to experience someone else's pain alongside them and go through their thoughts and ideas at the time. It is simply mesmerising to be able to be a part of this and it is almost impossible to not feel sadness or sorrow when you are taken on this journey. Lyrically, this record is a masterpiece and the way he uses his words to emote so effectively and take us on this painful ride with him is amazing. It always stuns me to silence when I listen deeply to the words and they are very easy to relate to. Musically, it is obviously weaker than his other releases and it is quite simple in terms of structure and musical layering. Also, the sound can get quite repetitive by the end and I do crave a bit of variation. The sound is pretty good and we are treated to some delicate piano and guitar playing but there is room to build on it. The musical complexity was obviously not on his mind though as you can tell he clearly had something he wanted to say and he expresses it beautifully. Overall, this is one of the greatest singer songwriter albums of all time and its raw and emotive nature is something that will move even the toughest people.
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From 03/31/2022 17:57
One of the worst albuns I've listened in my entire life. The definition of boring.
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From 02/23/2022 14:02
When a songwriter has something to say…like, has something truly meaningful to say, most of the other elements of song fade away. Was the musicianship on this record any good? Was the production? I have no idea. I was too captivated by Sufjan’s message to notice.
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From 02/09/2022 02:08
Heartbreakingly stunning
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From 02/02/2022 05:43
Beautiful and Heartbreaking
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From 11/03/2021 11:17
Sufjan is simply a master storyteller.
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From 10/18/2021 21:12
Album Rating: 91.73
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1. "Death with Dignity" - 94
2. "Should Have Known Better" - 98
3. "All of Me Wants All of You" - 97
4. "Drawn to the Blood" - 93
5. "Eugene" - 85
6. "Fourth of July" - 100
7. "The Only Thing" - 92
8. "Carrie & Lowell" - 85
9. "John My Beloved" - 88
10. "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" - 86
11. "Blue Bucket of Gold" - 91
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From 09/22/2021 12:21
Buen disco.
Quizás demasiado plano. Parece siempre la misma canción.
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