Bon Iver

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arrived in the mail and the suggestion by the New York Times that the album is irresistible is no lie.  I went to the Hollywood Bowl the other night and there was an opening band out of Portland by the name of Blitzen Trapper.  They were introduced as having a unique sound of their own – a new genre even.  They played and sounded like a mix of Bob Dylan and something generic.  I wasn’t impressed.  I stared up at the sky and watched airplanes fly overhead.  Maybe it was the wrong venue for their vibe.  But Bon Iver –  now I’d hand him the word unique and never ask for it back.  I like what Pitchfork said of it, of him:  “The album is a ruminative collection of song full of natural imagery and acoustic strums – the sound of a man left alone with his memories and a guitar – Rarely does folk – indie or otherwise – give so much over to ambience.” 

“… the sound of a man left alone with his memories and a guitar.”  Why didn’t I think fo that line?  Man.

Take a listen on Grooveshark or YouTube:  Check out Bon Iver – Re:Stacks

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