Wednesday, December 2, 2009

99. Sufjan Stevens: The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts

Found on: Illinois (2005)
Picked by: TF

Metropolis, Illinois is a tiny little town that embraces its part in the Superman mythology. They've got statue of the Man of Steel and in their visitors' center you can buy tiny bags of "Kryptonite" (which is kind of insidious if you think about it). This mysterious song doesn't have much to do with any of that, but it is an excellent example of Stevens' indie operettas, with shifting tempos, trumpet solos, and a choir.

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