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Bon Iver

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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 39:44

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Bon Iver

EMUSIC-026487B2

Bon Ivers music makes you feel like you want to fall in love *Swoon*

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WILCO... BORING??

doriangreytoday

The "songs" demonstrate good structure and instrumentation. But this guy's voice will only appeal to very "sensitive" listeners. Just not my cup of (chamomile) tea...

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quiet and compelling

EMUSIC-022D7F2A

if you think this is boring, i feel bad for you.

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quiet and compelling

EMUSIC-022D7F2A

if you think this is boring, i feel bad for you.

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stunning

smithphotography

I guess I shouldn't be stunned that this album is so divisive. I sampled and passed on this several times before finally downloading and even then wasn't really into it. Only after I finally sat down, dimmed the lights and let it play start to finish did I fall completely in love. Truly unique and gorgeous.

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Why???

EMUSIC-027DD5D6

I have to say this sounds a bit like every other "alternative" soft rock, post rock band. If you like Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and all those other boring bands then you will like this. Very Boring and uneventful.

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emusic

lftnla

The changes you have made on this site suck. I cannot sample the music anymore. I used to like emusic but now I'll have to cancel my membership.

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buried hooks?

blagreca

I don't hear it or feel it. Sorry, but this is really boring stuff.

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Now that it's December...

EMUSIC-numbers

it's time to start getting comfortable calling this the best record of 2011. Detractors are skimming the surface of what is an incredibly dense, wonderfully ambitious record. Hooks are buried, and they reward you for finding them. The arc of the album has a beginning, a middle, and an end, and every listen hooks the thing deeper into your head. The must own record of the year.

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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. – Tim Sendra

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