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P.O.S: Chill, Dummy

P.O.S was taken out of commission by kidney failure. Almost five years after his previous album, he's back with a fresh perspective and a renewed energy.

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Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers - "Over the Rise" (ft. Justin Vernon) (video) (premiere)

Bruce Hornsby's new song/video draws as much from the northern folk of Bon Iver as it does from the soul of deep Appalachia.

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James Blake: The Colour in Anything

James Blake had it in him to release a great album here. He just chose not to.

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James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical

While there was always an arctic edge to McMorrow, Post Tropical only deepens the powerful sense of cold and chill that cloaks his work. Thank goodness for that.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama: I'll Find a Way

The Blind Boys of Alabama reach out to what is currently hip with mixed results.

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Volcano Choir: Repave

Unlike any of the bands that supposedly live up to the genre’s name, Repave is a “post-rock” album in the truest possible sense. It simultaneously cops traditional rock music’s techniques and sounds nothing like them.

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Portland Cello Project: Homage

Homage, the Portland Cello Project's latest masterful collection of artfully arranged takes on pop pieces, works perfectly as both background music and as an album that rewards attention.

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Kathleen Edwards: Voyageur

Canadian singer-songwriter Edwards delivers a confusing album co-produced by her current romantic partner, none other than current indie rock "It Boy", Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

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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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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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S. Carey: All We Grow

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

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Bon Iver: 11 October 2009 - Riverside Theater, Milwaukee

Words by Kevin Mueller, Photos by CJ Foeckler

Kevin Mueller

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