Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


5.0
classic

Review

by JustinVernonBeard USER (2 Reviews)
June 2nd, 2012 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Beauty, Nature, Passion, and Hope.

Imagine if you will that you are standing in a forest, lost and confused. You know not how you got here and you start to feel worried and panic. Then a breeze rolls in and it carries with it a beautiful sound. This sound is the sound of a thousand voices crying and gasping in unison over a lush soundscape sent down from the heavens.
As you are entranced by this sound you stumble to a nearby creek. You bend down to drink from this creek and realize the sound has grown nearer. You look up to see a naked man across the creek, strumming an acoustic guitar and singing. The man has soft tender eyes and a flowing beard. Could this beautiful sound be coming from this beautiful man?
You wade across the creek to embrace this mysterious figure, but as you emerge from the water you realize that he has disappeared, and the beautiful sound (of music?) has retreated further into the distance. You stagger to your feet. The sun is quickly setting and you are going to need shelter to survive the night. As you are frantically scurrying to find some broken branches to build a fire you slip on a wet rock and hit your head. The light of day slides away and you drift into unconsciousness.
Your eyes begin to open… how long were you out? Where are you now? As your eyes open further you see the eyes of the beautiful stranger you encountered earlier gazing into your soul. The beautiful sound of music now returns and your suspicions are confirmed that it is indeed coming from this mysterious man. You lean up to kiss him, your eyes closed, your lips quivering as you wait for him to lean in. You wait, but still no kiss. You open your eyes and see the man is gone, enter the world my friends, the world of Bon Iver.


user ratings (1780)
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other reviews of this album
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  • Jon Day (5)
    Bon Iver's beautiful follow up to For Emma, Forever Ago which sees the band delve into soa...

    Chunky97 (4.5)
    "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" is a beautiful masterpiece, full of wonderful melodies and well-craft...

    Grant Thomas (5)
    The fuller sound of Bon Iver....

    garth (5)
    Mr Vernon, you are magnificent....

  • doug (4.5)
    Just like a sherbet bomb; sweet on the outer, and brilliant within....

    LudditeStereo (4.5)
    Gorgeous-sounding and elusive, Bon Iver, Bon Iver doesn't have the compelling back story o...

    SowingSeason STAFF (4.5)
    ...

    Griff Fuller Jr. (4)
    Quiet indie folk rock and soundscaping shape an impressive sophomore album....

  • Tom Gellatly (4.5)
    It might not top the (now almost sacred) For Emma, Forever Ago, but Bon Iver's sophomore e...

    Lucid CONTRIBUTOR (4)
    This is not the sound of a new man....

    J. Ponton EMERITUS (2)
    It’s not a problem that Vernon hasn't created music in the same style of the last succes...

    Cam EMERITUS (4.5)
    Each song acts like a personal journal entry, documenting Justin Vernon’s experience bac...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Poet
June 1st 2012


5935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Since it's your first review it has to get approved by the moderators before showing up on the main page.

HitlerIsGod
June 1st 2012


746 Comments


fuck u

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 1st 2012


10663 Comments


diggin the username

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


31628 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

are you the one who doesn't think this review is well written?


This isn't a review

Digging: Theo Parrish - American Intelligence

MichaelSnoxall
June 2nd 2012


12163 Comments


Yeah, what the fuck? Where's the review? I AM NOT IN A FOREST, CUNT.

Dashy
June 2nd 2012


421 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It just isn't funny anymore dammit.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


50960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Go back to pitchfork


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Archelaos
June 2nd 2012


241 Comments


Hilarious *insert sarcasm*

discoedave
June 2nd 2012


21 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is banal as all sin and has nothing to do with the album
don't make it a series
neg

HitlerIsGod
June 2nd 2012


746 Comments


last paragraph made me laugh. one of the few good troll reviews ive seen, pos.

Douglas
June 2nd 2012


9201 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

dafuq

TooLateToGoBack
June 2nd 2012


1780 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pos'd

TheJackal
June 2nd 2012


1005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well its certainly different, listening to this doesn't make me wanna kiss a guy but to each his own

correct rating though so pos'd

Pentagon
June 2nd 2012


1998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This would make an okay but a bit self-indulgent introduction to the review. Talk about the actual music though. pos

Steoandnoodles
June 2nd 2012


2832 Comments


So, what happens to this guy's name now that Justin Vernon is clean shaven? =P

ilikesexpauseNOT
June 2nd 2012


105 Comments


this guy ripped off a kanye west song and gave him no credit. shit artist

Storm In A Teacup
June 2nd 2012


13226 Comments


that's fucked up shit...not very kewl o him.

ilikesexpauseNOT
June 2nd 2012


105 Comments


yah mayne, apparently when you win a grammy you do what you want . show kanye some respect, he's the voice of a generation

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


9067 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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ITsHxCTOASTER
June 2nd 2012


2494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not funny
Not a review
Neg



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