Still May. Since the year is nearly half over, I’ll just post 12 or so albums I liked over the last 12 or some months…
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
(#4 of 12 in no particular order)
Not much more you can say about Justin Vernon… just ask Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold.
Hell, Great albums tend to have great backstories, and I was admittedly skeptical of how great this album could be based on the fact that those recommending it would talk more about HOW/WHY it was made rather than what it sounded like. I can now accept that sometimes an album so patient, subtle, unassuming and redemptive will need that extra tangential push to make it up into the popular conscience and get the audience that it really deserves.