Sufjan Stevens "Silver & Gold" Christmas album: stream it here. (AUDIO)
Stream the New Sufjan Stevens Christmas Album
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Nov. 13 2012 11:06 AM

Stream the New Sufjan Stevens Christmas Album

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Sufjan Stevens, who has a nearly unmatched fondness for concept albums, records a Christmas EP every year, mixing in old standards with original tunes. The first five of these were collected on Songs for Christmas, a 42-track album that came out in 2006.

The second five have now been released as Silver & Gold, a 58-tracker bringing the entire Sufjan Christmas collection to an even 100 songs. The new album begins with a gentle version of "Silent Night" and the bouncier "Lumberjack Christmas" before veering into a variety of occasionally odd directions. You can stream the entire album here:

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And the new, dreamlike, sporadically disturbing video for his take on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is below. 'Tis the season. Soon, anyway.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com. 

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