You can listen to Sufjan’s latest here and form your own opinions.
My 2 cents…he’s trying a bit too hard. More obscure, more odd than any of his previous work…using autotune and dropping profanity doesn’t automatically make you one of the cool kids. Sure, the banjo-whisperfolk thing has been overdone, but I’d hoped for more articulate writing; more intimate stories.
It’s not terrible, it’s just not great…
I’ll stick with “All Delighted People.”