With the amount of posts Taylor and I did in anticipation of Sufjan's new album, it is a bit surprising that neither of us has written anything about it yet. I will say this. I enjoy it...most of it very, very much. I, like many, was confused by (and disappointed in) Sufjan's choice to swear in one of his songs. So much of Sufjans music has been very worshipful, highlighting his faith (including, I would say, some of the songs on this album) that I was caught quite off guard. It would have been nice to promote the album without having to do so cautiously. Enough Christian bloggers have debated the appropriateness of a Christian artist like Sufjan swearing, so I don't think I'll carry that debate any further here (there is a good one going on in the comments at indievison's review of the album here). Rather I'll point you to a couple good Sufjan links.
-My friend Joey caught a Sufjan show awhile back and wrote about it at her blog. Check it out!