Finally got round to getting the album today...it is quite simply stunning.
So far, album of the year. I know we're only in May but it's going to take some beating.
Listening to it got me thinking about a post last night about the guy Yoav. I went on a bit of a rant about how I thought it was gimmicky pish. But it just goes to show that no amount of technical expertise can equate to the soul that Bon Iver has.
I'm not saying Bon Iver has no technical expertise (because he clearly does - the production is amazing, for instance); just that there is a great big beating heart at the centre of this record that goes beyond the mere ability to play a tune.
Anyway, what an album.