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BON IVER

For Emma, Forever Ago

2008-08-18

Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver (pronounced bohn eevair, French for “good winter” which is a greeting/celebration) has received critical praise since this record was released back in February. For Emma, Forever Ago is simply beautiful. Vernon’s muted guitar strums and falsetto voice join together as famously as peanut butter and jelly (or chocolate)…he definitely has a genuine talent. As a whole, the record is entirely cohesive throughout and remains centered around a certain sentiment, probably having to do in part by where the record was recorded: at the onset of winter in a cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin. This record is humble and compellingly sorrowful, yet it keeps you warm inside. Reviewed By: LaRae

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