Album artwork for The Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens

The Avalanche is not just a B-sides record; it's actually a mirror image, with 21 tracks that loosely follow *Illinois-- * including the suspenseful intro, the fast, pulsing second track, the quizzical segues, the interminable song titles, and the gradual instrumental send-off. The mood is gentler and more acoustic; the title track harkens back to the banjo-led introspection of Seven Swans, and the last ballad, "Pittsfield", has the cozy tunefulness of a chicken soup jingle. But for most of the disc, Stevens brings back the statewide namechecks and the "Illinoisemakers" marching band arrangements.

Sufjan Stevens

The Avalanche

Asthmatic Kitty
Album artwork for The Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens
LPx2

$29.99

Black
Released 10/19/2018Catalog Number

AKR22lp

Sufjan Stevens

The Avalanche

Asthmatic Kitty
Album artwork for The Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens
LPx2

$29.99

Black
Released 10/19/2018Catalog Number

AKR22lp

The Avalanche is not just a B-sides record; it's actually a mirror image, with 21 tracks that loosely follow *Illinois-- * including the suspenseful intro, the fast, pulsing second track, the quizzical segues, the interminable song titles, and the gradual instrumental send-off. The mood is gentler and more acoustic; the title track harkens back to the banjo-led introspection of Seven Swans, and the last ballad, "Pittsfield", has the cozy tunefulness of a chicken soup jingle. But for most of the disc, Stevens brings back the statewide namechecks and the "Illinoisemakers" marching band arrangements.