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Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Tuesday, December 20 2011

The Best Indie Rock of 2011

A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.


Tuesday, December 13 2011

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011

The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Monday, February 18 2008

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.


Reviews

Sunday, June 24 2012

S. Carey: Hoyas EP

Bon Iver sideman reveals his songwriting shortcomings on this four-song EP.


Thursday, June 14 2012

Feist and Bon Iver: 31 May 2012 - Morrison, CO

Though it wasn’t the first Red Rocks show of the summer for everybody, it was certainly a great way to kick it off for most – a bill featuring both Feist and Bon Iver in a single night at one of the most beautiful venues in the country.


Wednesday, October 5 2011

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.


Monday, June 20 2011

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).


Sunday, August 22 2010

S. Carey: All We Grow

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


Blogs

Wednesday, February 12 2014

Ain't Talking 'Bout Love: Top 10 Definitive Breakup Albums

During a week where you're bombarded with overpriced consumerism disguised as love, here are ten albums that look at love's hangover.


Tuesday, October 16 2012

Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest" (video)

Bon Iver releases the fourth video from 2011's stunning 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' and the visual treatment was penned by none other than Justin Vernon himself, as well as filmed in the woods near his home studio.


Monday, October 15 2012

Bon Iver Plays Hour-Long Set on 'Austin City Limits'

This weekend, critically-acclaimed and indie fave Bon Iver headlined a full-hour set on the long-running and much beloved 'Austin City Limits'. This follows the hour-long


Wednesday, March 28 2012

The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver Collaborate on a Song for a Record Store Day Release from the Lips

The Flaming Lips worked with a bevy of top-notch artists (see the track list after the jump) for their Record Store Day release The Flaming


Wednesday, January 18 2012

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.


News

Monday, February 13 2012

Grammys 2012: Bon Iver wins Grammy for best new artist

LOS ANGELES — Wisconsin-bred band Bon Iver, the indie folk project founded by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, was named best new artist at the 54th Grammy Awards,


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