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The best album by Sufjan Stevens is Illinois which is ranked number 58 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 32,599.

Sufjan Stevens is ranked number 40 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 59,118.

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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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1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:32,599
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,188 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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2.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:659 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:13,504
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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3.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:6,066
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  80/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Seven SwansUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2004Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,867
Rank in 2000s147Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  81/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,589
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  81/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

All Delighted People EPUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2010:43Rank Score:734
Rank in 2010s241Overall Rank:2,381
Average Rating:  78/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

Songs For Christmas
Compilation
United States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2006Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2006:140Rank Score:247
Rank in 2000s1,355Overall Rank:5,508
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The AvalancheUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2006Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2006:157Rank Score:222
Rank in 2000s1,484Overall Rank:5,995
Average Rating:  74/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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A Sun CameUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2000Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2000:234Rank Score:107
Rank in 2000s2,691Overall Rank:10,583
Average Rating:  67/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Enjoy Your RabbitUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2001Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2001:273Rank Score:99
Rank in 2000s2,924Overall Rank:11,403
Average Rating:  64/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 40

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 (271 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.Death With Dignity
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 92/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.Chicago
(from the album Illinois)
 92/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.Should Have Known Better
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 92/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.Impossible Soul
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 91/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.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 (282 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Casimir Pulaski Day
(from the album Illinois)
 91/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 90/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
(from the album Illinois)
 89/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
(from the album Illinois)
 89/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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11.Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
(from the album Illinois)
 89/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.The Only Thing
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 88/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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13.Age Of Adz
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 88/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Futile Devices
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 88/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.Jacksonville
(from the album Illinois)
 87/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.I Want To Be Well
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 87/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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17.Vesuvius
(from the album The Age Of Adz)
 87/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.All Of Me Wants All Of You
(from the album Carrie & Lowell)
 87/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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19.Should Have Known Better - Live
(from the album Carrie & Lowell Live)
 86/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Transfiguration
(from the album Seven Swans)
 86/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sufjan Stevens ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 138 votes)
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90/100
From Thechopper 04/01/2017 03:35
What a guy. Pulling out these creative albums, playing all those instruments and composing it all himself. Not even just talented in playing instruments, but I mean in the quality of the albums too and the lyricism. Sufjan is a smart guy and he doesn't hold back on that in his lyrics.
What a beautiful voice he has too. Listen to him in a song then watch an interview, it's quite astonishing how different he sounds. Not the best discography but I can appreciate all the little pieces of work he's done to get to where he is now.

If you haven't listened to him yet, listen to Illinoise or Carrie & Lowell. Those are his best pieces of work I think, although I like Age of Adz a lot it's a bit harder to get into. He pushes in a different direction with each album and I fully appreciate that since if otherwise, it would just get bland.

I can understand why some people wouldn't like Sufjan. His music is on the softer side and delves into the human condition and its woes moreso than other artists. If you put that aside though, you will find a real musical genius who can make you feel strong emotions.
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From slurpdurp 01/20/2017 17:59
One of the best musicians and composers of our generation. He is extremely talented and has a beautiful voice. His ability to tell stories and narrate through poetic lyrics set him above most other songwriters. He's my favorite songwriter, and to me he is the 21st century Bob Dylan.
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From asturias 12/27/2016 10:58
Great musician and very smart composer. I appreciate the variety of his music.
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From WhySoManyCats 12/23/2016 17:43
@crimson since when was 44 minutes extremely long?
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From crimson 12/23/2016 16:30
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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
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From PatchesTheGreat 04/21/2016 15:36
One of the greatest artists of our generation.
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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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