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#31. Sufjan Stevens
Overrated singer-songwriter Sufjan (pronounced SOOF-yawn) Stevens comes in at #31 on my list of must-see Coachella 2016 acts. The best way to describe Mr. Steven’s music is right there in his name, Yawn. If you ever have trouble sleeping, throw on a little Soofyawn and out you go. I will say, the 2010 album The Age Of Adz is not a sleeper, but last time I checked he ain’t doing that one in its entirety until 2020.
There’s a lot of chitter chatter out there that the sundown set on the Outdoor Stage was made for Soofyawn. If your idea of fun is falling asleep at 7:00pm on the first night, then go for it. Me? I can’t risk that. My time from 7:00pm to 1:00am is way too valuable, being found curled up in a ball next to some churro stand is not my idea of fun, call me crazy.
Soofyawn has an unique collection of seven studio albums, the most recent release was 2015′s Carrie & Lowell. The album was met with critical acclaim by those that meet albums with critical acclaim.
I do enjoy the tune “Chicago.” Recently, a demo for the track showed up on Spotify. If listening to demos aren’t your thing, then watch the demo for “Chicago” below. I hope I’m awake when he plays it.