Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago


5.0
classic

Review

by jdavidlantz USER (1 Reviews)
October 26th, 2013 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album is a must have, and will find its way into your playlist anytime your mind needs a break from the bustle of modern life.

The soulful lo-fi tones of Bon Iver’s debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, exude the loneliness and heartbreak that characterized the writing and recording of the songs by Justin Verner in a remote cabin in the wintry woods of Wisconsin. Beautifully balanced, the album moves from one haunting melody to the next, each track building and developing it into a story of lost love and longing. It starts with the slow tones of Flume and progresses to the more upbeat horns in For Emma before dialing back down to end with the poetic lyrics and simple guitar riffs of Re: Stacks.

For Emma, Forever Ago plucks at old memories of long-lost loves, and is a rare treat in a fast-paced world, inviting you to slow down, have a cup of tea, and watch the snow fall softly down outside a cabin in the woods. This album is a must have, and will find its way into your playlist anytime your mind needs a break from the bustle of modern life.



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dmp3131
October 26th 2013


1317 Comments


Really short review, but very well written. I still have yet to listen to this album...I need to.

Italianjesusfootball
October 26th 2013


288 Comments


Yeah, you do need to listen to this album.

Italianjesusfootball
October 26th 2013


288 Comments


Ohhh, and short review, but I like it. Have a pos.

Snake.
October 26th 2013


21149 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Too short. Neg.

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climactic
October 26th 2013


22376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nice little write up but you dont justify giving it a 5 at all. reads like a 4 or something

anarchistfish
October 26th 2013


26757 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Short but I like it

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InfamousGrouse
October 26th 2013


4331 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Your soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 characters

KeithStone582
October 26th 2013


1524 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

too long

WarmInTheWinter
October 26th 2013


79 Comments


Pos. The brevity is beautiful.

Underflow
October 26th 2013


4663 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Interesting decision regarding the length. Your writing is good, though, so have a pos. I agree with

climactic, though. This doesn't quite read like a 5.

luci
October 26th 2013


10396 Comments


Reviews says nothing that hasn't been said over and over about this album.

anarchistfish
October 26th 2013


26757 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

is there anything more to say?

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2013


56235 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A wise man named William Shakesman once said "brevity is the soul of wit"

ZombicidalMan
October 27th 2013


2476 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just was playing The Wolves today. I prefer the version they play live now where they use electric guitar with slow tremolo instead of the acoustic. Sounds great

PostMesmeric
October 27th 2013


737 Comments


Better than any review Rolling Stone has written and they're actually longer than this.

ShitsofRain
October 27th 2013


8098 Comments


forever a 5

musicalmedicine
December 6th 2013


480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Great short review, have a pos!



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