Signs and wonders

Heading west

Sufjan Stevens takes the aspects of Christianity that hurt me the most — an unhealthy focus on death and brokenness — and confronts them.
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‘Carrie and Lowell’ is a win for Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is nothing if not ambitious. Thirty-minute multisectional opuses, concept albums for each American state — all in a day’s work for the sad man with the banjo. What Stevens has not accomplished until now, with the release of the piercingly majestic Carrie and Lowell, is cleaning out the
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