Author: Debanjan Pramanik

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

Thanks to the cold, plain and nifty autumn evening of an ordinary Thursday. This album was almost slipping by if I hadn’t decided to collect as many indie-folk albums as I possibly could back in 2015. Sufjan Stevens is a Detroit born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and at this point of his career, it’s safe to say that he is an international treasure. Carrie and Lowell is Sufjan Stevens 7th studio album released through Asthmatic Kitty on March 31, 2015, named after his mother and stepfather. The album is a tale of the relationship that he had with his mother and the blocks of feelings that he went through after her death. The album received massively positive reviews from the critics and was considered one of the best albums released in 2015. Carrie and Lowell is Sufjan’s personal album. The lyrics in the album are the projection of him being stuck in the intricacies of emotions and thoughts that he felt after the death of his mother. Carrie was bipolar and schizophrenic. She was an alcoholic and …

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I Trawl The Megahertz

I said ‘Your daddy loves you.’ I said ‘Your daddy loves you very much…He just doesn’t want to live with us anymore.’ It’s been a good one year since Prefab Sprout reissued I Trawl the Megahertz. But its original release eventuated way back. Almost 17 years. Hovering around the Internet to find the reviews of the album, three results pop up as the most relevant. One of which by Chris Jones at BBC has now been archived (Archivng is primarily a process of collecting portions of the world wide web to ensure the information is safe and preserved in an archive for future researchers, historians, and the public.) and is no longer updated, even after the reissue, another one by Guy Collier at thedigitalfix, looks old and an in-depth review by Sam Sodomsky at Pitchfork published on March 23, 2019 after the reissue. All of which found their commonground in agreeing the novelty of the project. I Trawl The Megahertz is a beautiful musical ecstasy, originally released as a Paddy McAloon solo project in May 2003, but one must also understand …

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