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Sufjan Stevens Announces Five-Volume Album, Convocations, Releases ‘Meditation V’

After a five-year break between solo albums, Sufjan Stevens is already back with his next project after last year’s The Ascension. But for those expecting a concise sequel to the 15 tracks released in September, Convocations is far from it — even by Stevens’ standards. The five-volume album will seemingly release one volume at a time, every Thursday […]

April 6, 2021

The 30 Best Songs of 2020

For a year that made no sense, it’s only fitting that 2020’s best songs make strange neighbors on a mixtape. You can’t recap 2020 without mentioning Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP,” a sex song so dirty that even the edited version leans toward an R rating (“wet and gushy,” anyone?). But on this […]

December 11, 2020

The 30 Best Albums of 2020

After a deluge of canceled or delayed tours, drive-in experiments, Bandcamp Fridays and bedroom livestreams, we’re finally here. Yay? It’s hard to celebrate much of anything in 2020. But one encouraging sign from the music industry has been the number of artists innovating on the fly — figuring out ways to sustain their careers through […]

December 10, 2020

Sufjan Stevens to Release New Solo Album The Ascension

Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has a new album. Titled The Ascension, the record will be his eighth solo studio album and follows his recent collaborative effort with his stepfather Lowell Brams, which was released earlier this year. It is Stevens’ first solo album in five years. The album’s first single, the sprawling, over 12-minute “America,” will be […]

June 30, 2020