All Delighted People EP

Some artists think big. Sufjan Stevens thinks long — whether it's the 20-word song titles or the orchestral suite about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. This EP features two monster opuses: the Simon and Garfunkel-quoting "All Delighted People," and "Djohariah," 17 minutes of Aquarian gospel rock that turns into a folk meditation on faith and doubt. Stevens is best balancing his composer side with his singer-songwriter side on songs like "Arnika," which packs all that avant-Andrew Lloyd Webber ambition into soft, simple benedictions for bedroom-size cathedrals.