I haven't come across a single person yet who doesn't appreciate Bon Iver. Fantasic lyrics, simple but effective guitar and occasional experimental sound effects lead by a unique, genuine voice. I'm not sure I'd call it folk, but there really has been a flood of artists with similar styles emerging in recent years - perhaps a modern take on folk.
Apparently he has been/ has written a track for the Twilight 'New Moon' film, which I actually respect! The best thing about Twilight has been the soundtracks - the films themselves are unbelievably crap. Anyway...
Click the jump to hear some unforgettable music!
'Skinny Love' is their most popular song, I think it's been on a TV programme, which is when people started paying more attention. The lyrics are fabulous.
'Blindsided' is one of my favourite Bon Iver songs, I just love the feel of it which runs through the entire album 'For Emma, Forever Ago'. It's so calming and beautiful, I always used to sit in my room, in the dark with a candle and a bottle of Kopparberg listening to this - bliss.
'Blood Bank', from the EP of the same name. I think this song shows a definite progression from 'For Emma, Forever Ago', but the rest of the tracks sound more like somebody having a play in a studio and not getting very far. I hope the next album is a real stunner, because Bon Iver have enough talent to write something incredible.
Are you a Bon Iver fan? What do you think of modern folk style bands?
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