Part of the beauty of Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was the intimate, backwoods feel of the recording and the simplicity of Justin Vernon's soaring, open wound of a voice with only minimal musical backing to distract from its impact. Even though Vernon had a few other people playing on the album, it was easy to imagine a solitary broken soul spilling his guts onto tape for hours at a time while the world went on without him. It's was a truly aching, somewhat claustrophobic sound that was beautiful and ...

Bon Iver 2011, Jagjaguwar

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