A horrible hack

Sufjan Stevens

The Dress Looks Nice On You

Year Released: 2004
Format: 7"
Label: Sounds Familyre
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
This is a nice and pleasant single from Shakey's American brother. Sufjan covers "Green Door", wait, I am kidding. He plays two tracks of acoustic folky / country stuff with gently sung vocals softly drifting over the traditional instrumentation. Mostly it is acoustic guitar, although he does dig out a different sounding twanger (a steel one or something, don't look at me, I just work here) at times. You get two songs of this, and both are very very nice and would certainly give you an idea as to whether you could cope with an LP. "Borderline" adds some (also gentle) female vocals, and it throws in some ambient electro noise too at one point, now they weren't doing that when people made this kind of music originally I am sure.

I think if you are into Molina / Iron and Wine or proper right old folky / country duders that I have no real clue about, then maybe you would appreciate Surfin' Stevens. I am a bit offput by the charcoal picture on the cover mid you.

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