Monday, October 23, 2006

The Rise of the 'Yupster'

Jan. 9, 2006:
It's the Invasion of the Indie-Yuppies. Or the Grups. Or the Yupsters.

Music fans, rejoice: "list season"—that wintry instant when our nation's critics whittle a year of records into tidy top 10s—has come again. According to the album-review aggregators at, Bob Dylan scored highest in 2001. Tom Waits took '02, '03 was Led Zeppelin's year and Brian Wilson owned '04. So who's winning this round? Some guy named Sufjan Stevens. That's "SOOF-yawn"—in case you haven't heard of him...