Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Available Now: Bon Iver - Bon Iver
I honestly cannot understand why anyone would rate this album higher than "For Emma, Forever Ago" (which Pitchfork did). I want to like this album more than I do, but honestly, I am a little disappointed with it. That isn't to say that there aren't great songs on it - there are some great melodies and sounds on it. I'm definitely a fan of Justin Vernon and I will continue to support him. "For Emma, Forever Ago" is a brilliant album. It offers originality and immense creativity. It's an album that feels like it has always existed and will always exist. And so, I hate to talk more about Vernon's previous album than the one I'm currently reviewing, but I've never really had the chance to gush over it until now.
I know that I need to listen to this album more and give it a real chance. I've recently given Okkervil River's "I Am Very Far" a more in-depth listen and I like it a lot more now than I did when it came out. Maybe that will be the case with this album as well. Some of the tracks that I am fond of are: Holocene, Towers, Calgary, and Beth/Rest. They're good songs, but the album as a whole has yet to soothe my ears. Of course, give it a chance and check it out for yourself. Let me know why I'm wrong about it.
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