the (second) Bon Iver album

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Yeah, last track is so so great, love how the interlude before it leads it in too, after the already great Calgary.

I take it you got the link Bingo? :)

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:32 (five years ago) Permalink

yes yes

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

of course i cant listen to it until i get home.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

FUCK. SO GOOD. HOLOCENE is giving me a boner.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Gorgeous stuff. It doesn't quite haunt me the way For Emma did, but this is only my first listen.

Alex in Montreal, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

The last half of this is really beautiful, almost baby making music.....

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:14 (five years ago) Permalink

peter cetera?

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe fields of gold?

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:28 (five years ago) Permalink

very nice after I got over the 'wtf' factor. compare to last iron and wine album which is beyond fucking awful.

akm, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:30 (five years ago) Permalink

What are the lyrics to holocene, gorgeous. I think somewhere in there he says "you fucked a friend"

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't stop listening to that song. It's hitting me hard

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

That is Peter cetera in Beth/rest. I'm waiting for Daniel lorusso to make love to ally

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 01:11 (five years ago) Permalink

At first I was really shocked at how different this album is compared with For Emma, even Blood Bank, but the songs I liked at first listen I'm really loving and the songs I didn't like at first are growing on me. Beth/Rest even in it's 80's bedroom glow is my favorite. My girlfriend and I have listened to it repeatedly.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:22 (five years ago) Permalink

and made sweet sweet receda california love in shower costumes.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 13:07 (five years ago) Permalink

i've listened to this like 5 times in the past day so that must mean I love it.

akm, Thursday, 19 May 2011 13:23 (five years ago) Permalink

lyrics posted for those who are into lyrics.

http://jagjaguwar.com/blog/2011/05/bon-iver-bon-iver-the-lyrics/

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i've listened to to the new bon iver several times this morning, motivated by the same sort of experimental curiosity that brought me to the fleet foxes last week. prior to this moment, i've deliberately ignored both artists, kept away by the sense that their music belongs, somehow, to another tribe (where indie's concerned, i typically affiliate myself with grubbier punk/psych/noise). did like gayngs, tho.

anyway, this is beautiful, a vague shimmer of sound that reminds me more than anything else of grizzly bear's veckatimest - another lovely psychedelic pop album that can seem overly abstract at first. i say that because, for the all the time i've spent with bon iver, i can't remember a single song, can't even quote a lyric. i'd usually find fault in that, but the album clearly intends to get by more on mood than on hooks, and in this case, i'm willing to accept the tradeoff. there's absolutely no fire here, nothing raw, challenging or insistent, nothing to break the golden, narcotic haze of voice and instruments, and i imagine that people who depend on more violent musical enticements will reject it as boring, safe or unimaginative. it is safe, prizing a pillowy sort of sensual comfort over all else, but it goes awfully well with warm sun and slow hours.

can't imagine it'll go down as a favorite, but it strikes me as quite successful on its own terms.

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I just discovered I have been mispronouncing this band's name

I HAVE ISSUES (DJP), Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

"Bon Scott"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i imagine that people who depend on more violent musical enticements will reject it as boring, safe or unimaginative. it is safe, prizing a pillowy sort of sensual comfort over all else, but it goes awfully well with warm sun and slow hours

Uh, what if you like both extremes?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there aren't really any hooks here. Lotta nice sounds though.

Number None, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i could do without Hinnom, TX. though.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

best thing about this record: when it ends, the next thing that comes up in itunes = flying squad edit of boney m's "night flight to venus"

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:00 (five years ago) Permalink

^ hooks! beats! words!

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

eh, that sounded snarky/critical. didn't mean it that way. i just love boney m!

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

boney ver

Number None, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

A+

adult music person (Jordan), Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Lyrics read like Finnegan's Wake refrigerator magnet poetry

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 19 May 2011 23:26 (five years ago) Permalink

wife's thoughts on this dude -

"i thought "bon iver" was his name and he was some french/italian foreign guy and he was all *in* with the hip-hop crowd and doing experimental music, but he's just some lame folky indie guy with three groups [bon iver, volcano choir, gayngs]... sounds like elevator music, boring.... reminds me of the colors gray, white and tan... and other neutrals."

*makes THUMBS DOWN symbol in the air w/ hand*

"oh also, gayngs sounds like a group based around wham! "careless whisper".... so lame."

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I've listened to this twice since last week. Lady Gaga has been occupying all my time.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:10 (five years ago) Permalink

A group based around wham! "careless whisper" !!!!

JacobSanders, Thursday, 26 May 2011 07:13 (five years ago) Permalink

beth/rest is great. I'm getting some kind of 90's emo vibes from some tracks (especially the first) in an owls/ghosts and vodka way.

owenf, Thursday, 2 June 2011 19:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I have trained myself to not change "Calgary" on the iPod.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 2 June 2011 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

damn, "calgary" is the shit

J0rdan S., Thursday, 16 June 2011 03:12 (five years ago) Permalink

i keep seeing snippets of lyrics and it makes me never want to listen to this, because this man seems like he is the single worst lyricist ever

thomp, Thursday, 16 June 2011 09:18 (five years ago) Permalink

9.5 on P4K

groovypanda, Monday, 20 June 2011 08:54 (five years ago) Permalink

let's be honest...it could've been an album of morse code, and as long as it had the Bon Iver name on it that score was inevitable.

I still like this album btw. Don't listen to it often, but it's certainly good when I do.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Monday, 20 June 2011 09:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Johnny OTM, he's one of PF's prime darlings.

Still, I fucking love this album, and think it totally warrants all the praise it gets.

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 20 June 2011 09:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i keep seeing snippets of lyrics and it makes me never want to listen to this, because this man seems like he is the single worst lyricist ever

vocals too. if it were someone else singing different words i'd be keen to buy into it, but ugh! that voice. ew! those lyrics.

i love the smell of facepalm in the morning (ledge), Monday, 20 June 2011 09:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there really a song on this that sounds like Africa? I might be tempted to actually listen then.

Matt DC, Monday, 20 June 2011 09:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Nah, Toto yes, but not Africa. It's the last song, 'Beth/Rest'.

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 20 June 2011 10:00 (five years ago) Permalink

im w/ ledge, the vocals really put me off

just sayin, Monday, 20 June 2011 10:01 (five years ago) Permalink

trim your facial hair son, makes you look like a rapist

Not quite as sociopathic as Dom Passantino (King Boy Pato), Monday, 20 June 2011 10:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Vocals seem a bit more natural than say, Woods, but what I really fall for is his compositions. Never much of a listener to lyrics either.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Monday, 20 June 2011 13:12 (five years ago) Permalink

9.5????

markers, Monday, 20 June 2011 14:18 (five years ago) Permalink

haven't heard the record but that's super high

markers, Monday, 20 June 2011 14:18 (five years ago) Permalink

this album is great! no clue what "9.5" means in the world of pitchfork people but i would recommend this album

☂ (max), Monday, 20 June 2011 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

in the world of pitchfork people 9.5 is terrible

just sayin, Monday, 20 June 2011 14:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I've said it before, I'll say it again, but the politics of small differences that surrounds the decimal points system used by PF is the single thing I hate most about internet music stuff. As if grades and grading weren't reductive and desultory enough without giving reams of asshole hipster pricks yet more fuel for their nasty little anal bullshit. I hate it. I fucking hate it. Even more than the everything-gets-three-stars-when-you-mark-out-of-five system. wtf does 9.5 MEAN? It means NOTHING. It's an expression of an opinion, but the decimal point makes it maths which makes it TRUE which makes it IMPORTANT. Fuck you, decimal point lovers, fuck you to death.

Argh.

Vent over.

lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 20 June 2011 14:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Marry me, Nick <3

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 20 June 2011 14:29 (five years ago) Permalink

haven't heard it yet (i don't think they have either), nor are they in the touring band. sounds like the recording was a cool experience though.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I looked at the trackless, and it sounds like there's a bunch of sax on it. The whole project seems weird, but I love it so far, and I did not expect that.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Ahh so Justin finally listened to that copy of Age of Adz he had lying around

you think Lou Bega gave up after Mambo Number One??? (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

eh it's not suprising given who his musician friends are in the twin cities

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Ahh so Justin finally listened to that copy of Age of Adz he had lying around

― you think Lou Bega gave up after Mambo Number One??? (voodoo chili), Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:48 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is so otm lol
i like these songs a lot. never listened to the 2011 record. haven't really paid attention since for emma, this new shit is wild, didn't really see it coming at all...
http://pitchfork.com/news/67876-bon-iver-share-new-song-33-god-listen/

flappy bird, Monday, 29 August 2016 05:49 (three months ago) Permalink

33 God is pretty good. the main things different from the last album are the programmed drums & samples floating about. the 80s soft rock at the core of these are basically what the last album was

ufo, Monday, 29 August 2016 07:11 (three months ago) Permalink

wow this is stunning

Evan R, Monday, 29 August 2016 13:57 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Not my thing, these two new tracks. Perhaps in the context of an album I'll enjoy them more. I remember loving the first single off the s/t and then disliking the record a great deal, so heh, who knows.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 30 September 2016 03:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Second LP left me completely cold; two listens thru the new one and I'm utterly blown away. One of the freshest approaches to music I've heard in some time.

Davey D, Friday, 30 September 2016 06:21 (two months ago) Permalink

this is pretty good

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Monday, 3 October 2016 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

i could do without some of the data decay stuff tho

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Monday, 3 October 2016 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

This seemed really impressive on my first few listens. Some of the grotesquely over-Auto-Tuned stuff is hard for me to stomach, though. I feel like he's really driven that aesthetic into the ground.

Evan R, Monday, 3 October 2016 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

this is like when you download some gimmicky Waves Audio plugin demo and dick around making junk sound all goofy until it runs out

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 October 2016 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Obviously there's a lot more craftsmanship and vision to it than that. But it does sound very gimmicky, at times distractingly so.

Evan R, Monday, 3 October 2016 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

This is absolutely terrible. And that's coming from someone who has much love for his first and mostly his second record too. But this is just straight up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It's idealess. Using effects for the sake of it. Coming up with dreadful tracknames for the sake of it.

You can't just transform or further develop by merely using vocoders, autotune and "mysterious" song titles, you know. It takes soul, a sense of direction, and neither is even remotely present on the new record. Shambles. #trenchant

the tightening is plateauing (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 October 2016 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

"8 (Circle)" really reminds me of Marc Cohen the "Walking in Memphis" guy

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 October 2016 20:28 (two months ago) Permalink

This is great. Fuck music with soul and direction.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 October 2016 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Don't know if you are a first time customer to Bon Iver, Frederik, but if that is your stance you will hate his first two records I suppose.

I'm all for auto-tune and vocoders. But a teeny weeny bit of genuinity would be nice. 22, a million, offers none.

the tightening is plateauing (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 October 2016 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

this shit is all about some old fashioned "authenticity" bullshit, he like goes down on bruce hornsby and indigo girls ffs

wow this shit is so crazy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 October 2016 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

I do hate the first two records, lol. Bon Iver, Bon Iver was my worst album of 2011. Hate is not too strong a word. I'm quite surprised I like the new one as much as I do as well :)

Frederik B, Monday, 3 October 2016 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

idk this doesn't really seem like the huge departure from the last one that people are claiming. the methods of arriving are different, but ultimately he's always making goopy watercolors of songs based around his voice.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:15 (two months ago) Permalink

This is great. Fuck music with soul and direction.

― Frederik B, Monday, October 3, 2016 4:42 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hello 2016

Wimmels, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:53 (two months ago) Permalink

i need to spend more time with this. i don't know if the sounds he is working with here really do the songs a lot of favors but maybe i will change my mind about that.

Bon Iver, Bon Iver was my worst album of 2011. Hate is not too strong a word. I'm quite surprised I like the new one as much as I do as well :)

― Frederik B, Monday, October 3, 2016 5:16 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is so perverse

Treeship, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Second LP left me completely cold; two listens thru the new one and I'm utterly blown away. One of the freshest approaches to music I've heard in some time.

Likewise. It'll be interesting to see what sort of stamina this album might possess but wow, I sure am reaching for it a lot this week.

doug watson, Wednesday, 5 October 2016 14:33 (two months ago) Permalink


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