On “A Beginner’s Mind,” Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine spent a summer in the woods to create the perfect concept album.
Everything about “How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?” doubles down on the bands gentle sound and adds numerous guests to mostly unsavory results.
Sufjan Stevens’ instrumental album is anything like his usual genre of music — soft indie folk and baroque pop. But it’s not quite unexpected either.
Stevens’ ability to turn great loss and suffering into perfectly simple chords and flawless lyrics is a demonstration of his genius as a musician and what makes “Carrie & Lowell” Stevens’ best album to date.