I have been a fan of Sufjan for years, but this one came out of left field. I hated it at first, the sound is a complete turnaround from what you would expect. But sometime later I stuck it on my mp3 player, and it quickly grew into one of my favorite albums. I don't know if you could convince me this isn't one of the best albums of the decade. Emotional, complicated, powerful, beautiful. Tremendous and unexpected and everything you want it to be.