Don't be fooled by how stripped down it is - this is the most complex, mature and beautiful songwriting Sufjan has done yet. An absolutely stunning, devastating set of songs that helped me through rough times.
I'm not really sure why I never heard of Maylee when I lived in Toronto. Probably the 'scenes' problem. It's too bad because it's funky as fuck and reminds me of summer nights (like, night time in the summer, not the Grease song).