Sufjan Stevens: The BQE

RIYL: Danielson Famile, Andrew Bird, Broken Social Scene

While Sufjan Stevens’ latest opus, entitled The BQE (which stands for The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) is equal parts charming and epic, it’s misleading and inaccurate with regards to its subject matter. After listening to The BQE many times, it’s clear that Mr. Stevens has never had the pleasure of living in an apartment bordering the elevated parts of the aforementioned expressway. Come on, Sufjan! Study your subject matter! Where are the car horns, the gun shots, the cursing motorists and that asshole cabbie that just cut me off again, goddammit…sorry. Flashed back for a second there.

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