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Basically don't think I've felt this way about an album since 'Funeral'. Instant classic. Any thoughts?
Listened to it six times. I've forced myself to put on something else so I don't wear it out.
It's definitely the first album this year to hit me squarely in the soul.
'Skinny Love' on Jools Holland was unbelieveably fine.
The album's really quite good. Got some Buckley-esque tones.
just watched that Later performance, it's pronounced Bon ee-veer. I feel so stupid.
lots but I still like other records more this year so far. its undoubtly freakin beautiful. the instrumentation is perfect for to me... but some times I'm not in the mood for his multi tracking on his voice sometimes I just wish he sang more stuff in just one track instead of layers of it all over the place... other times though in diffrent moods I love that about it.
I'm going to take a punt on this.
Between For Emma,Forever ago and Paavoharju's Laulu Laakson Kukista for my favourite album of the year so far.
because of people going on about it, I really regret that now. I gave in after seeing him on Jools and I'm so glad I did, it's just beautiful.
Saw it advertised on ITV today, not sure if it's going to crossover-not sure how I'd fee if it did...
If lots of other people buy it, then he can carry on making music.
I hate that kind of "keep it for ourselves" attitude.
providing people don't just buy it 'cos there is an advert on the telly or a promotional stand next to the papers in tesco. If people genuinely buy something then the mores the merrier.
...but I feel that in an ideal world this sort of album should be 'discovered', rather than force-fed to the average joe. For example, I think David Gray fans would lap it up... nothing against David Gray, I think he's ok, but you get my thinking...
now I have seen him twice and got the album and im sure hes my no.1 listend to artist on last this week. FANTASTIC Wolves Pt1 and 2 is one of the best songs I have ever heard.
re: pronunciation. I saw Skinny Love Jools performance on youtube but the intro/outro was cut out.
Bon 'ivv ver (as in quiver)
something really odd?
I don't know anyone else who has heard of him; I do need new friends, I'm aware.
Jools pronnounced it as Bon 'Ee'ver-know thats no guarantee of correctness bu there you go...
he has been known to say 'power' instead of 'fire' after all.
is a pronounced like the French 'bon hiver' with the H taken off. I don't know if this helps, hope it does.
All that matters is that the album is truly stunning, probably my favourite of the year so far.
German speaker/mumbler back in the school days but I appreciate the effort.
You have got the key point though; I will to the record purveyor proceed post haste. I just won't ask for it by name.....
Even if you pronounce it 'Bon Eye-ver' they'll know what you're on about.
i bet he'll love that
which was nice.
I can't wait to get myself a copy of his album, it sounds quite magical.
got it on thursday and listened to it 38 times according to my itunes... i need a job
Can't wait to see him again live. And the record itself is just ridiculously good!
It's good but I can't see why it's suddenly considered so highly.
Samamidon and the Sleeping years have released superior album for me this year.
of Great Escape for me too, album made #43 this week.
i heard this for the first time on saturday at atp and was nearly teary.
for Iron and Wine last week, the fact that a guy headlining 200 capacity venues could so effortlessly command a place ten times bigger suggests that he's got the potential to really make it big.
I saw him on friday at great escape, it was incredible. Really would love to see him again.
for jools here:
It's pronounced 'bon eevair' - it's French for Good Winter, but spelt wrong obvs.
Isn't one mediocre song, all of them are brilliant. At the moment, this is my 5th best album of 2008, behind Fuck Buttons, Russian Circles,Youthmovies,Portishead and No Age.
I reckon it's better than No Age, which was my previous favourite of the year. For Emma just is so beautiful nothing even comes close.
before this one but I'm a freak.
what the cunting fuck?!!!!
after that jools holland performance but not much chance of it getting it played tonight because there's a new Bonnie Prince Billy out today and it's not leaving my stereo tonight I don't think...
would inform much of my music buying tastes after about 1995 but seeing both Bon Iver and Yeasayer in the last few weeks makes me think otherwise, 'skinny love' was lovely. and his crappy guitar only made my missus love him more.
I thought it sounded amazing.
it did sound amazing, i think she thought it signified some kind of Vulnerability for some reason! lolz!
It's so freakin beautiful it makes my insides hurt.
I think I like Flume and Creature Fear the best.
Downloaded the album after reading P4k's review of the self-release last year.
Everytime i listen to it i like it more.
Second only to Alopecia for album of the year.
but it's a bit schmalzy adult contemporary for me sometimes.
Definitely could see it going the way of iron and wine, whom I sort of feel the same about
tender whispering falsetto's etc
I like it lots but some times its just a bit yeah what you said...
'going the way of' something?
Although I do agree with the description of "it's a bit schmalzy adult contemporary" at times. But also sometimes really, really beautiful
Still don't quite get it quite as much as the people who get it the most though.
totally denied him.
I think you solved the riddle!
at the time there was barely any for me. Now it's almost this whole album.
But that's partly down to personal reasons and very much big coincidences with this record and my life atm.
I love the Atlas Sound record so much because at the time I was goin thru a well bad time and it kinda got me thru it at times and the sound resonated with me so much.... I could see Bon Iver doing that with some people very much so.
is called emma
I gota hug for ya man.
and i'm leaving for uni in sep and said we were gonig to leave it at that ages ago.
cheers man :)
we all get a bit emo and ace music like this can get ya thru its brilliant
This is special. Only on track two mind.
and then i realised that I had none! :(
I was at the Rough Trade instore on Sun and it was an incredible performance. They did 3 songs on the stage, then came and sat in the middle of the crowd to do another 3 songs - just Justin and his unplugged acoustic, and the other two singing the incredible harmonies.
Spoke to him afterwards, lovely bloke! He said he's playing Shep Bush Empire on Sep 11th, gotta keep an eye out for tickets for that one!
Sadly we didn't get Wolves or Skinny Love, but got the rest of the album. Nice to see he doesn't just play the same generic set night after night though.