On June 21st Bon Iver released their highly anticipated eponymous sophomore effort. Despite sky high expectations, Bon Iver may have exceeded even the loftiest of requirements. In my opinion, Bon Iver is the best album of 2011 to this point. There is noticeably more production on Bon Iver than on For Emma, Forever Ago, giving it a much fuller sound. However, the album is still distinctly Bon Iver.
I've been dying to feature a song from this record. While every song is outstanding, I can't stop listening to the opening track, "Perth". Unfortunately, there's not a great video of "Perth" out there yet. But, I couldn't resist writing about Bon Iver, so here's Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) performing "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Nick of Time" by Bonnie Raitt.
Head over to boniver.org. If you do purchase Bon Iver, and I suggest you do, I think it's best enjoyed with the lights off and a pair of headphones. It's one of those records.