Tom Hull listens to and reviews more jazz than most humans. In a 2009 pop survey, he discusses Sufjan Steven's The BQE (and takes shots at Indiana and classical music):
Sufjan Stevens: The BQE (2009, Asthmatic Kitty): I thought his 50 albums for 50 states concept was too ambitious, but after Michigan and Illinois I was looking forward to more, even if Indiana came next. But then he got sidetracked, releasing outtakes from Illinois, then Christmas songs, and now some sort of quasi-classical soundtrack presumably immortalizing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. He almost makes the hokey grandeur of classical music work.
He also correctly grades Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors and surprisingly likes Shakira.