the (second) Bon Iver album

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^ poor structure, but you get it.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

after making an "experimental" and at least half successful attempt to get into this record a month ago, i haven't once been tempted to return to it.

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

you made an experimental attempt to get into the album? did you listen to it while hanging upside down or what

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 June 2011 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck, this is def filling the TVOTR void -- i didn't pick up on it until i put it on headphones

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 June 2011 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

the way he sings that bonnie rait song should be a dealbreaker but then it is somehow the complete opposite of a dealbreaker and the song breaks through and i'm crying either way so.

never listed to for emma, from the forest but i will check this guy out on the strength of the cover.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Monday, 20 June 2011 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes

xx

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Monday, 20 June 2011 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck, this is def filling the TVOTR void -- i didn't pick up on it until i put it on headphones

― J0rdan S., Monday, June 20, 2011 7:09 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this is encouraging cause new tvotr is a snooze

call all destroyer, Monday, 20 June 2011 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes it is

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 June 2011 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

His phrasing is exquisite, but, wow, that Raitt cover (which I just heard) left me cold. Rather appropriate that he stretched out the "Don't patronize me" line.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 June 2011 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've never liked tvotr like at all.

goole, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

youre just not trying hard enough, probably

☂ (max), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

His phrasing is exquisite, but, wow, that Raitt cover (which I just heard) left me cold. Rather appropriate that he stretched out the "Don't patronize me" line.

to me his only serious misstep there - Raitt's delivery of that line sets a ridiculously high bar though

frog in a bs place (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't get past his voice, and I'm not that fond of Asia.

― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, June 20, 2011 5:47 PM (Yesterday)

^
I have no idea how I feel about this album yet, but this is an excellent sentence.

Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Colbert interview right now is lolz. Gonna do "Calgary" after the commercial break.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

a second opinion

Davey D, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hrm. Can see that getting replaced down the road.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

do we still use enya as a generic stand-in for "shlocky aural wallpaper"?

and geez, two-and-a-half? that's a one-star review if i've ever read one. "overblown debacle," ouch. sounds like someone didn't get what they wanted for christmas.

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah overblown is pretty lol considering one of the first things that jumps out is the careful arrangements

Cosmo Vitelli, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

which btw remind me more of Antony than anyone

Cosmo Vitelli, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

man fuck enya haters

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's always hilarious when some indie album gets a lot of attention and people who would never in a million years have listened to it otherwise get all up in arms about it

then again that sentence is probably true just as a generalization with all genres - it's hilarious/boring when some (metal, rap, bossa) album gets a lot of attention and people get all OH NOT DON'T YOU REALIZE IT'S HORRIBLE

frog in a bs place (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

all right so i am listening to this for the first time at 2 am which feels pretty right, okay

this is a very pretty thing

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

wasn't going to check this out before the 9.5, now i am going to check this out

don't waste your time on me, you're already the post inside my thread (markers), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of have to rmde at all the "OMG where in the world did 'Beth/Rest' come from?!?!" comments from critics who, by saying that, admit that they really haven't been paying all that much attention Vernon since For Emma. I mean, if you heard the (pre-Kanye) "Woods" and the Gayngs album, this wouldn't come as that big of a shock.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

should we be bringing up green gartside or would that set people's teeth on edge...

goole, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Passed by a coworker watching the Colbert appearance and I idly noted Bon I. sitting there surrounded by people doing deliberate handclaps and I was all "Huh."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

should we be bringing up green gartside or would that set people's teeth on edge...

When discussing, say, Destroyer, sure. This guy don't know about rhythm.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I prefer the Sean Carey album.

djh, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Allmusic review is an embarrassment.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

performance on fallon was kinda O_O -- sorta lol'd at giving his own band the gas face

anyway it made me think of sufjan, altho their recorded music is different in many, many ways

frogbracist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

the (second) biggest seller on the billboard charts

buzza, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gave this a chance due to normally sane people rating it highly & late Talk Talk comparisons. Still sounds like castratos being murdered. Horrible.

The Not Liking Radiohead Awards (Turangalila), Saturday, 2 July 2011 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

late talk talk comparisons would work if the record ever stopped being exhaustively pretty and relaxed a little.

preschoolin' life (BradNelson), Saturday, 2 July 2011 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like Sting when he needs to poo.

brg30, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

listened to it prob three times riding back and forth to the beach today--there is some really cool stuff going on and a lot of subtle stuff i probably missed because i wasn't cranking it--ultimately i think i'll always want to like this guy more than i do (because imo he has a really high not-giving-a-fuck quotient and attaches himself to so many odd endeavors like gayngs and the kanye record) but i could see this being a cool record that i get into to an extent and look back on fondly.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

brg30 bringing the heat

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haven't felt the urge to listen again once.

owenf, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"beth/rest" is playing in starbucks & i'm on the table on my knees holding a lighter up & sobbing

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The barista will help you in a minute, sir. There's a line.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

"beth/rest" is playing in starbucks & i'm on the table on my knees holding a lighter up & sobbing

oh man I heard this at Starbucks on Friday too.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that the fake 80s song

The Not Liking Radiohead Awards (Turangalila), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Jack Wagner number, yes.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish the tempo was double on all his songs

calstars, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bet he ran out of coffee in the woods

calstars, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just noticed: the album debuted at #2 last week, with sales of 104,000. (Jill Scott was #1.)

jaymc, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

really feelin this album now

just sayin, Sunday, 17 July 2011 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

just sayin'?

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 17 July 2011 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

loving this. i havent been paying attention to the lyrics so much as this really has a nice mood. "beth/rest" is great, like A-Ha on valium.

Michael B, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

scratch that "beth/rest" reminds me more of bruce hornsby than a-ha

Michael B, Monday, 25 July 2011 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think that might be why I like Active Child much more when it comes to the a-ha deal.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 25 July 2011 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink


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