Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Album Review: Bon Iver by Bon Iver

Bon Iver by Bon Iver


Like many other fans, I eagerly anticipated the release of Bon Iver's sophomore album. For Emma, Forever Ago was one of my favorites in recent years and I couldn't wait to hear more from Justin Vernon. Overall, I found the new album to be a nice effort. Clocking in at just under 40 minutes and containing 10 tracks, Bon Iver is full of the raw emotion and haunting beauty that Vernon has come to be known for. It was pretty much what I expected and I am pleased. I just wish it were a bit longer.

Initial Favorites:

3. Holocene - Relaxing. Beautiful lyrics. This will be used in countless TV shows and movies and rightfully so.

5. Michicant - Gorgeous vocals. Adore the arrangement of the second half of the song.

8. Calgary - Possibly the most commercial song on the album despite retaining a unique sound. Love the beat, sound and lyrics. One of the best.

10. Beth/Rest - I love the '80s vibes. It makes me feel like I'm watching an old episode of Saved by the Bell. I can picture Zack and Kelly dancing in the Bayside gymnasium to this one as Screech looks on from the DJ booth with envy.


Would I Recommend to a Friend: Yes


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