Holy shit this album destroyed me. My Mom passed away last August, and it's really been hard on me. This album is just what I needed to hear at this time in my life. I almost burst into tears listening through it, which very few albums have made me do. Fucking Sufjan, man. He just knows how to tug on my heart strings.
Just listened to the new album. It's alright I guess. I think it's better than their last two but not by much. It's probably their strangest record to date, but a lot of the weirdness seemed way too forced. I could tell that they were trying to incorporate their older style into the album, which is cool. But they still have that same sound from Good News that I'm not a fan of so that brings it down a bit for me. Overall, I'd give it a 7/10. Still gonna be a fucking blast at Sasquatch.