Simply Stunning - Buy it!,
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This review is from: Bon Iver (Audio CD)
I had not heard of Bon Iver before purchasing this album a month ago (after reading some reviews of it), but it has been on repeat play ever since! It is a simply stunning, moving and original album. Normally reviews here offer comparisons with other artists to give a flavour of musical style, but with Bon Iver this can't be done - it occupies a musical space on its own as far as I can hear. It is also usual to identify the best (and possibly worst) tracks but, again, that doesn't really apply here - it is a proper, joined-up album where every track compliments the others. As such, I'd see it as one quite long piece of music (approx. 39 minutes for the album) rather tha a series of separate tracks. Don't listen to it on shuffle, as you'll miss out on the flow of songs from start to finish! Many adjectives could be offered to summarise the album - beautiful, spacious, melancholy in parts, elegant, intricate - I could go on. Put simply, however, this is one album that any lover of music shouldn't be without. Buy it!!