Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

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Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:26 pm

Time now for our belated trip to Illinoise...



Sufjan Stevens' "Illinois" (2005)

Tracklisting:
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
05 | Jacksonville
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
09 | Chicago
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
19 | The Seer's Tower
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run

And be prepared, I've been told that England's gonna shake next week...

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby andyd1010 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Fantastic album. I'll start it off.

Rank Name
1 | Chicago
2 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise!" (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition - Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
3 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, 'I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight...
4 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
5 | Casimir Pulaski Day
6 | Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
7 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier - Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
8 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
9 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
10 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament, and It Involves Tube Socks, a Paper Airplane, and Twenty-Two Able-Bodied Men
11 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
12 | Jacksonville
13 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
14 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
15 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
16 | The Seer's Tower
17 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
18 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
19 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
20 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
22 | One Last 'Whoo-Hoo!' for the Pullman!!

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Romain » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:29 pm

One of the best album of this century! Not a single weak second on this wonderful album.


Excellent:
09 | Chicago
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
05 | Jacksonville
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)

Good:
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
19 | The Seer's Tower
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Bridges:
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby whuntva » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:42 pm

Chicago
John Wayne Gacy Jr.
Man of Metropolis Steals our Hearts
Jacksonville
Casimir Pulaski Day
The Seer's Tower
The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
The Prairie Fire that Wanders About
The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby BleuPanda » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:46 pm

09 | Chicago
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
05 | Jacksonville
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
19 | The Seer's Tower
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:56 pm

Sorry whuntva, probably you forgot to include "The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)"

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:20 pm

10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
09 | Chicago
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
05 | Jacksonville
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
19 | The Seer's Tower
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Henry » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:51 pm

01 | Chicago
02 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
03 | The Seer's Tower
04 | Casimir Pulaski Day
05 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
06 | Jacksonville
07 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
08 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
09 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
10 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
11 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
18 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
16 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
13 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
19 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
20 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
14 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
15 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
22 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Nassim » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:33 am

I actually set foot in Illinois for the first time in my life today (not for long though, moved to Wisconsin already).

Outstandingly great and consistant album, picking the #1 was easy (top 20 songs of all time for me), top 5 is quite easy but everything ranked from Jacksonville to Decatur could go any other way would I rank them another day.

15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
09 | Chicago
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
05 | Jacksonville
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
19 | The Seer's Tower
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Honorio » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:14 pm

04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
09 | Chicago
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
05 | Jacksonville
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
19 | The Seer's Tower
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!'" for the Pullman

A fantastic album. And quite easy to rank...

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby whuntva » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:56 pm

I added the missing track to my list.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:21 am

Thanks whuntva.
Less than 24 hours, 8 voters so far.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:16 pm

Results after the first week of voting:

01 | Chicago | 1,9 points
02 | Casimir Pulaski Day | 3,1 points
03 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr. | 3,8 points
04 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream) | 5,5 points
05 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh! | 6,5 points
06 | Jacksonville | 6,9 points
07 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us! | 7,8 points
08 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts | 9,1 points
09 | The Seer's Tower | 9,6 points
10 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois | 10,1 points
11 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now) | 10,3 points
12 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother! | 11,6 points
13 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!" | 12,0 points
14 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About | 13,4 points
15 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run | 13,8 points
16 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament | 14,5 points
17 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth | 17,8 points
18 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons | 17,8 points
19 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few | 18,0 points
20 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell | 19,4 points
21 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman | 20,0 points
22 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze | 20,4 points

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Postby jamieW » Sat May 20, 2017 2:41 pm

I wouldn't know until years later that Sufjan Stevens was actually attending college a couple of miles from where I lived at the same time I was working at one of the "factories" he mentioned in his song "Holland."

04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.*
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!*
19 | The Seer's Tower*
09 | Chicago
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
05 | Jacksonville
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 7.88

I think I'm all caught up! Please let me know, Honorio, if I'm still missing any albums. It's been a pleasure to revisit these - some for the first time in years.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Honorio » Sat May 20, 2017 5:45 pm

Yes, jamieW! Now only you and me are the ones who rated the 58 albums so far, with whuntva on third position with 51 albums ranked.

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Postby jamieW » Sat May 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Honorio wrote:Yes, jamieW! Now only you and me are the ones who rated the 58 albums so far, with whuntva on third position with 51 albums ranked.


Thanks, Honorio. I'm happy to join you!

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Postby bonnielaurel » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:49 am

03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
09 | Chicago
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
05 | Jacksonville
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
19 | The Seer's Tower
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby maverick470 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:22 pm

10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
09 | Chicago
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
05 | Jacksonville
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
19 | The Seer's Tower
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby ordinaryperson » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:25 am

"Look beneath the floor boards. For the secrets I have hid."

01 | Chicago
02 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
03 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
05 | Jacksonville
06 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
07 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
08 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
09 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
11 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
12 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
13 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
14 | The Seer's Tower
15 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
16 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
17 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
18 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
19 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
20 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
21 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
22 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Toni » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:45 pm

01 | Jacksonville
02| Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
03 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
04 | Casimir Pulaski Day
05 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
06 | Chicago
07 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
08 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
09 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
10 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
11 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
12 | The Seer's Tower
13 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
14 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
15 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
16 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
17 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
19 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
20 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
21 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
22 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Mulholland » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:29 am

One of my fave albums, so this was ridiculously hard

1 - Chicago
2 - Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
3 - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
4 - Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
5 - Casimir Pulaski Day
6 - They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
7 - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
8 - The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
9 - Jacksonville
10 - Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
11 - The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
12 - The Seer's Tower
13 - Prairie Fire That Wanders About
14 - To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
15 - The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
16 - A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
17 - Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
18 - Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
19 - Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
20 - In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
21 - One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
22 - A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby Moonbeam » Sun May 13, 2018 10:33 am

03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
09 | Chicago
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
19 | The Seer's Tower
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
05 | Jacksonville
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby FrankLotion » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:14 am

1. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
2. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
3. Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
4. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
5. Casimir Pulaski Day
6. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
7. Chicago
8. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
9. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
10. To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
11. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
12. Jacksonville
13. The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
14. The Seer's Tower
15. Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
16. Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
17. A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
18. In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
19. Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
20. Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
21. A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
22. One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman


Don’t really know what to say about this one, somehow all the woodwinds sound great and these long song names really are the best, still love it!

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Postby bootsy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:08 am

09 | Chicago
03 | Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
04 | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
10 | Casimir Pulaski Day
01 | Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
13 | Prairie Fire That Wanders About
07 | Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
12 | The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
02 | The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
19 | The Seer's Tower
05 | Jacksonville
20 | The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
15 | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
16 | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
22 | Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
11 | To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
06 | A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
17 | Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
21 | Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
14 | A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
18 | In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
08 | One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman


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