Bon Iver, Bon Iver
One of the best releases of 2011 is also one of the most polarizing. Bon Iver (the name of the band formed by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon) burst onto the scene in 2008 with the debut album called For Emma, Forever Ago, which was a hauntingly beautiful record buy a man who retreated into the woods of Wisconsin to record some music after an illness and a difficult break-up. His latest record, simply titled Bon Iver, has been getting raves…but also has its detractors. Listen and judge for yourself.
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Enjoy a perfromance of the For Emma, Forever Ago classic “Skinny Love” from a June episode of the Colbert Report here: