Editors’ Notes Sufjan Stevens has drawn inspiration from the precision and emotional intelligence of songwriters like Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, as well as from the way artists like Brian Eno and Steve Reich build cathedrals of atmosphere to express feelings beyond words. In marrying the storyteller and composer parts of his brain into a balanced whole, Stevens used experimental-pop mavens like The Beach Boys and Stereolab as artistic goalposts.

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