Articles tagged bon iver

18 May 2015 // 9:00 AM

PopTalk: What Makes Something “So Bad It’s Good?”

From The Room to Southland Tales, "so-bad-it's-good" cinema has become a cult industry. Why do people waste time on ostensibly "bad" films?

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‘Shotgun Lovesongs’ is One Big Nostalgic Ballad

Nickolas Butler’s golden-toned Bon Iver-inspired novel about four friends in a small Wisconsin town has gorgeous intent, but too little purpose.

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Today’s “New” Music Is All Folked Up

One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.

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The Big Chill: 5 Great Records to Help You Through Winter

PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.

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Bon Iver: 13 September 2011 - Austin, TX

Are you familiar with the mythology and publicity surrounding Bon Iver’s meteoric and surprising rise to fame? If not, ask Kanye West and read this.

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Collections of Colonies of Bees: Giving

Collections of Colonies of Bees may be better known for being one half of Volcano Choir – Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is the other half – but Giving’s broad scope and post-rock theatrics may help them create a bit of buzz as their own important entity.

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Tracks They’ll Be Talking About: 5 Divisive Songs on Great Albums

Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest" is just the latest song that beguiles as many fans as it detracts.

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20 Jun 2011 // 9:10 PM

Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver, Bon Iver is what it is: a solid placeholder album that won't win any new fans but will please those who've enjoyed his previous work (special props to that '80s synth ballad at the end, though).

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15 Jun 2011 // 9:30 AM

Bon Iver - “Calgary” (video)

Bon Iver is set to release his new self-titled album next week and just yesterday he released the new video for album track “Calgary”. The

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Top Five Tunes That Should Be Covered by Alison Krauss and Union Station

Each of these songs, in my mind, would fit Alison Krauss and Union Station’s unique blend of bluegrass traditionalism and progressionist spirit.

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The Tallest Man on Earth + S. Carey: 27.Sep.2010 - New York

The Tallest Man on Earth, though solo, had no problems selling out Webster Hall Monday night or conveying complete control alone onstage.

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20 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

Megafaun: Heretofore

Who needs famous friends?

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22 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

S. Carey: All We Grow

Bon Iver member S. Carey strikes out on his own, to interesting but mixed results.

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29 Jul 2010 // 8:59 PM

Greg Laswell: Take a Bow

Laswell’s rich voice and musicianship drip with sincerity throughout Take a Bow, making this one of the most genuine and surprisingly uplifting albums of the year.

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The Daredevil Christopher Wright: In Deference to a Broken Back

Bon Iver engineers this Wisconsin trio's debut album of grave subjects and jaunty pop rock.

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Bon Iver at the Sydney Festival

Suddenly I seem to hear chatter of isolation and genius, and back woods and plaid shirts, everywhere.

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25 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Bon Iver: Blood Bank

Where the debut felt like a ray of sunlight seamlessly inching across the forest floor, Blood Bank feels like fluorescent-bulbed filler.

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Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

Like Phosphorescent, Bon Iver mines fragile beauty from acoustic guitar, floating vocals, and low-fi recording.

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Isolation Songs: An Interview with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon holed up in the north Wisconsin woods to try to get his life and his music back on track ... and, in the process, almost by accident, made one of this year's most hauntingly beautiful folk-rock albums.

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'Blind Woman's Curse' Is Full of Delirious Action With Swords and Cats

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"This bewildering, reckless, and captivating Japanese monstrosity is a colorful, widescreen explosion of cross-genre craziness.

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