Is "Illinois" the best "Christian album" of the year?

Sufjan Stevens' new album Illinois is very, very strange. And very, very good.And, judging by the critical response it's getting, it looks like the most highly praised album recorded by a Christian singer/songwriter in many years. (Am I forgetting any similarly celebrated titles?)Check it out. The song called "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." is so heartbreakingly beautiful, it's worth the price of the record. … [Read more...]