Sufjan Stevens' Illinois by FlaxmanR

Question 2

In an October 2009 interview, Stevens stated that the “Fifty States Project,” in which he would ostensibly release an album dedicated to each American state, was a “promotional gimmick.” The gimmick worked because Illinois was Stevens’ second such album; WHAT STATE, of which Stevens is a native, was the subject of his first such album, released two years prior to Illinois?