So you’re probably wondering why it took me so long to finally get this post up. The truth of the matter is that I wanted to thoroughly listen to the album before sharing my thoughts. After a fair number of play-throughs, upwards of 8 or 10 over the last four days I finally feel ready to share my opinion.
As most of you have probably heard almost every song on the album by now, I’m going to make this short and sweet. The album is outstanding. ThisBonusTrack’s infatuation with Justin Vernon will continue to grow as we find ourselves listening to the album more over the upcoming weeks and months.
While originally I didn’t think a new Bon Iver album would hold a flame up to For Emma, Forever Ago, it turns out I was wrong. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bon Iver, Bon Iver ends up near the top of my 2011 favorite albums. From the songs that weren’t released prior to the album’s release, Holocene, Michicant and Wash. are among my favourites!