10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sophomore album, Bon Iver add just a touch of color to their stark indie folk, while retaining every bit of its intimacy. The haunting chill of solitude continues to cling to Justin Vernon's every word, even when his lilting falsetto radiates warmth over a rich bed of acoustic guitar, synths, and horns. The drama exudes from every little sound—the soft, pattering snare guiding "Perth," the delicate whirrs of sax on "Holocene," and the big, gleaming synths on '80s-esque noir jam "Beth / Rest."

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sophomore album, Bon Iver add just a touch of color to their stark indie folk, while retaining every bit of its intimacy. The haunting chill of solitude continues to cling to Justin Vernon's every word, even when his lilting falsetto radiates warmth over a rich bed of acoustic guitar, synths, and horns. The drama exudes from every little sound—the soft, pattering snare guiding "Perth," the delicate whirrs of sax on "Holocene," and the big, gleaming synths on '80s-esque noir jam "Beth / Rest."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Daniel Burger ,

Amazing

Consistently amazing, like all of Bon Iver's works. Beautiful, drawn out melodies intertwine with soft voices in almost an angelic fashion. There is something so special, ineffable, about Bon Iver. Amazing. Words cannot do it justice.

Melody_Addict ,

My favorite album ever made.

If someone were to ask me, "What's your favorite album as a whole?", I would say 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver'. The writing of these songs in the order that they're put together is the greatest piece of art I've ever given my ears the pleasure of listening. This man understands the deepest aspect of pain and ecstasy in life. Thank you, Justin Vernon. You, sir, are a genius. Thank you. Thank you.

JoshWilliamsMusic ,

One of my favorite albums

This album is everything one could ask for. The ambient feel with sweeping delays and echoing reverb makes for a truly incredible experience

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