Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2023 (UK)

Rank: #2 (See full list here).

Each track on Javelin starts intimately: the trickle of an acoustic guitar, the patter of a lidded piano, and the cascade of a coruscant arpeggio. And then, of course, there is that disarming voice, the throughline in one of the most eclectic catalogs of any songwriter this century - soft but strong, as if the very scenes of hurt and hope it is about to share have only galvanized it through the decades. Javelin pairs musical sweep with emotional breadth, an entire lifetime of feeling woven into 42-minutes. On Javelin, Sufjan, as you may know him best, returns: offering gorgeous if pained glimpses of himself, so that we may see ourselves more fully. This album is classic Sufjan. A must own.

Sufjan Stevens

Javelin

Asthmatic Kitty
Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
LP +

£27.99

With 48 Page Booklet

Lemonade Vinyl.

Released 11/10/2023Catalogue Number

AKR171LP-C1

Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
LP

£27.99

With 48 Page Booklet

Black
Released 06/10/2023Catalogue Number

AKR171LP

Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
CD

£9.99

With Bonus CD and 48 Page Booklet

Released 06/10/2023Catalogue Number

AKR171CD

Sufjan Stevens

Javelin

Asthmatic Kitty
Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
LP +

£27.99

With 48 Page Booklet

Lemonade Vinyl.

Released 11/10/2023Catalogue Number

AKR171LP-C1

Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
LP

£27.99

With 48 Page Booklet

Black
Released 06/10/2023Catalogue Number

AKR171LP

Album artwork for Javelin by Sufjan Stevens
CD

£9.99

With Bonus CD and 48 Page Booklet

Released 06/10/2023Catalogue Number

AKR171CD

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2023 (UK)

Rank: #2 (See full list here).

Each track on Javelin starts intimately: the trickle of an acoustic guitar, the patter of a lidded piano, and the cascade of a coruscant arpeggio. And then, of course, there is that disarming voice, the throughline in one of the most eclectic catalogs of any songwriter this century - soft but strong, as if the very scenes of hurt and hope it is about to share have only galvanized it through the decades. Javelin pairs musical sweep with emotional breadth, an entire lifetime of feeling woven into 42-minutes. On Javelin, Sufjan, as you may know him best, returns: offering gorgeous if pained glimpses of himself, so that we may see ourselves more fully. This album is classic Sufjan. A must own.