Bon Iver

For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

This is an album for winter. I can’t fully explain why that is but its true. Perhaps its because it was written and recorded in the winter months or because the music itself just feels like it should be played on a cold night. The music on this album is simply incredible to say the least. It introduces a fresh take on this sort of simple singer songwriter album and I feel it could easily be listed among my top albums ever recorded. It has the ability to make you feel uplifted somehow as though the music has wings. Littered with a warm ambience and a tendency to push and explore the idea of the traditional approach of a singer and his guitar. The standout track that got me hooked on this brilliant album was one of the more straightforward, heartfelt songs on the album, ‘Skinny Love’. The lyrics on the album feel familiar yet somehow cryptic enough to leave you wondering if you understand what it is he is singing about. All in all do yourself a favor and don’t overlook this one. It’s worth ever minute of your life it will take form you as you listen.

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