Post by Daryl the Beryl on Apr 19, 2020 10:16:48 GMT -5
Carrie & Lowell is the seventh studio album by American musician Sufjan Stevens, released through Asthmatic Kitty on March 31, 2015. Unlike Stevens's previous studio album, the electronic The Age of Adz, Carrie & Lowell is sparsely instrumental and marks a return to the performer's indie folk roots. The album was given a one-week preview on NPR.
The album was released to high critical acclaim, with many critics calling it Stevens' best. Carrie & Lowell was widely deemed one of the best albums of 2015.
The album was inspired by the death of Stevens' mother Carrie, with the title referring to her and her second husband Lowell Brams.
Additionally, the album has appeared on several decade-end lists, and is currently the #8th highest rated album of the decade on RateYourMusic.