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Bon Iver, Bon Iver
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Bon Iver

Bon Iver, Bon Iver by Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Rank: #16 / 651
USER SCORE
88
Based on
187 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Pitchfork

After the closeness and austerity of For Emma, Vernon has given us a knotty record that resists easy interpretation but is no less warm or welcoming.

90
Consequence of Sound

The album is a shoo-in for being a timeless great, no matter what we say.

87
Beats Per Minute

It’s a rich and intricate collage that shows restraint in its cascade of ideas as well as Vernon’s maturity as a songwriter.

80
musicOMH

Those who approach Bon Iver with open minds and open ears will with repeated listens find that Vernon has not strayed too far from his original raison d'etre.

80
Drowned in Sound

Justin Vernon and his crew have changed things up here for sure, but the results are every bit as beautiful as you might expect.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

It is undeniably an album about “growth,” and it has a way of pushing you out of your comfort zone.

80
No Ripcord

Bon Iver embarks on a sustainable new direction for the band and is evidence of a successful transition from one-off wonder to durable outfit.

60
PopMatters

Despite its hype, its expectations, its blown up sound, and its many production flourishes, Bon Iver is nothing more than a solid placeholder album.

User Reviews
JFulfy
100
Every single song is a masterpiece and unique. Justin Vernon's voice is so unique and so defined. I always come back to this album because it is the best when it comes to albums as a whole. Every song has a story also that YOU as the listener can create. You take what you are hearing, and make it your own. The best ones for me is Wash, Halocene, and Towers.

96
What's most rewarding is that Bon Iver has emerged from the mysterious veil only to reveal more mystery, but now in the warmest context possible.

rapmartin12
72
Musically and lyrically good, but not my cup of tea.

SiberianBreaks
63
I've given this many listens and overall I was disappointed. The first album was fine, but I can't find too much to love in this album. A couple of tracks are pretty good, but I felt that much of the album sounded the same for me. I guess this album isn't really for me, I find it quite boring honestly.

Favourite tracks: Holocene, Perth, Towers

96
Absolutely incredible album, the raw emotion from 'For Emma..' is still here but taken in a completely different direction.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: June 21, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Jagjaguwar
GENRE: Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter
WEBSITE: boniver.org
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 3 - A.V. Club
# 2 - Amazon
# 15 - American Songwriter
# 9 - BBC
# 7 - Bigger Than The Sound
# 26 - Clash
# 2 - Consequence of Sound
# 11 - DIY
# 12 - Drowned in Sound
# 2 - FILTER
# 13 - MAGNET
# 16 - MOJO
# 5 - musicOMH
# 46 - NME
# 6 - No Ripcord
# 37 - Obscure Sound
# 20 - One Thirty BPM
# 1 - Paste
# 9 - Pazz and Jop
# 1 - Pitchfork
# 2 - PopMatters
# 8 - Prefix
# 4 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 4 - Q Magazine
# 21 - Rolling Stone
# 7 - Slant
# 14 - SPIN
# 8 - Spinner
# 3 - Stereogum
# 17 - The Fly
# 5 - The Guardian
# 18 - The Line of Best Fit
# 9 - Uncut
# 3 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Perth 
  2. Minnesota, WI 
  3. Holocene 
  4. Towers 
  5. Michicant 
  6. Hinnom, TX 
  7. Wash. 
  8. Calgary 
  9. Lisbon, OH 
  10. Beth/Rest
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