Bon Iver

Bon Iver

by Bon Iver
     
 

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Part of the beauty of Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was the intimate, backwoods feel of the recording and the simplicity of Justin Vernon's soaring, open wound of a voice with only minimal musical backing to distract from its impact. Even though Vernon had a few other people playing on the album, it was easy to imagine…  See more details below

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Part of the beauty of Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was the intimate, backwoods feel of the recording and the simplicity of Justin Vernon's soaring, open wound of a voice with only minimal musical backing to distract from its impact. Even though Vernon had a few other people playing on the album, it was easy to imagine a solitary broken soul spilling his guts onto tape for hours at a time while the world went on without him. It's was a truly aching, somewhat claustrophobic sound that was beautiful and unique. After a couple years in which his life was basically turned upside down thanks to the success of For Emma, Vernon's second album is quite different. Where For Emma was stripped down and intimate, Bon Iver is packed with guest musicians, horn sections, strings, and extra vocalists. Within the expanded arrangements, there are still moments of tender beauty and restraint to remind you why Bon Iver is worth caring about. The relatively restrained "Wash.," which pits Vernon's aching vocal orchestra against a jagged, repeating piano line (and only minimal strings and pedal steel), the first two-thirds of "Holocene," the simple and affecting "Michicant" -- these have hints of the grace and understated emotion that made For Emma what it was.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2011
Label:
Jagjaguwar
UPC:
0656605213514
catalogNumber:
52135
Rank:
610

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Tracks

  1. Perth  -  Bon Iver
  2. Minnesota, WI  -  Bon Iver
  3. Holocene  -  Bon Iver
  4. Towers  -  Bon Iver
  5. Michicant  -  Bon Iver
  6. Hinnom, TX  -  Bon Iver
  7. Wash.  -  Bon Iver
  8. Calgary  -  Bon Iver
  9. Lisbon, OH  -  Bon Iver
  10. Beth/Rest  -  Bon Iver

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Bon Iver   Primary Artist

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