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For Emma Forever Ago Import


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  • Audio CD (Feb. 13 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sonic Unyon Records
  • ASIN: B0011HF6GE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

1. Flume
2. Lump Sum
3. Skinny Love
4. The Wolves
5. Blindsided
6. Creature Fear
7. Team
8. For Emma
9. RE: Stacks

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Bon Iver’s hermit indie-folk (story goes Justin Vernon recorded the album on his own during time spent secluded in the woods) delivers the kind of spare intimacy that only a home-recorded solo album can. For Emma, Forever Ago sounds a bit desolate, admittedly lonely, an enigmatic one-way communication. But, it’s awfully beautiful. Vernon’s disarming falsetto which sounds like Christopher Cross crossed with Antony Hegarty, oddball tape loops, distorted synthesizers, and nods to modern R&B (“Blindsided”) create nuance in otherwise straightforward songs. “Creature Fear” showcases Vernon’s imaginative songwriting--take the robust chorus that boldly appears seemingly out of nowhere and later, “For Emma” swells bolstered by a soaring slide-guitar, recalling the best of Calexico. To my ears, Bon Iver’s music is nearly an homage to great ‘70s AM-radio singer-songwriter staples like Seals & Crofts or America, just without the promise of ever whiling away a carefree afternoon driving a sun-drenched highway or sailing off into the sunset. --Gabi Knight


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By momo_adachi on Aug. 29 2009
Format: Audio CD
I would regard Damien Rice's "O" as possibly the best debut album in the last decade. But I would place "For Emma, Forever Ago" as a close second.

We all know the story; Justin Vernon, who just so happens to have the ethereal, silvery voice of an angel, gets dumped by his girlfriend (maybe the craziest woman alive?) and faced other hardships like the breaking-up of his current band and a case of mononucleosis, retreats to a cabin in Wisconsin, and records this record. The story is enchanting, the record is even more so.

I can't quite put into words how real and raw this record is; it's not only vocally haunting but lyrically jaw-dropping and the songs are mellow and difficult and reflect the ultimate solitary consciousness. With his whispery crooning, Vernon manages to touch even the darkest of souls and demonstrates both himself, and exactly how it feels to be in a season of personal hardships. While some believe it is a myth that suffering breeds great art, in this case, it DEFINITELY did.

I can't recommend this album enough; it is cerebral and emotional and packed with sparse raw emotion, blood, sweat and tears. After you listen to this record, love and breakups will never be the same for you again.
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By C. Preston on June 21 2012
Format: Audio CD
I decided to check out this CD after watching the Grammy's this year & seeing Bon Iver get an award. It made me curious..as I figured if his peers felt he was deserving maybe I should check out his work. I had heard about him escaping to some cabin in the woods to do this CD so figured I would purchase it & I'm so glad I did as it is just an exceptional piece of work. Starting with his beautiful falsetto voice and then couple that with the production of this work which seems so natural & without any gimmicks necessary. I even liked some of the freedom the songs exhibited by having portions that were choppy, unsegmented which just added to the feel that this CD was going to be special and it truly delivers in that regard for the whole CD.

My favorite tracks are Flume (great vocals & guitar work),Skinny Love(outstanding songwriting),The Wolves (harmonies,musical composition & vocals...wow),Blindsided(nice instrumentation, beautiful simplistic vocals..so relaxing),Re:Stacks (nice acoustical work),Creature Fear(great opening harmonies).

My least favorite tracks (that's if your being picky) are For Emma (didn't like the repetitive guitar work in the intro;loved the songwriting though) & Lump Sum ( some nice harmonies though..sounds angelic).

He has made me curious enough to now check out his other CD's...check this CD out it's great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Keith on April 3 2009
Format: Audio CD
Great disc, stands out in this era of bloated,hyped, and inauthenic music... the best of modern folk.

My only significant criticism - too brief. (but that enhances the potency of what is offered)
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By karl fuss on June 20 2013
Format: LP Record
Be careful when you buy this album on vinyl. I have a brand new copy but when it was pressed the second side "stamper' was slightly mis-aligned. The needle on my turntable wavers back and forth quite a bit causing a huge amount of distortion. Because of the quietness of the music the added distortion makes side 2 completely unlistenable.

The songs are great, i love this album. But my vinyl copy is useless.
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By Ian Bloomfield on March 2 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Absolutely great album but unfortunately this product was not VINYL. The title says it is but the format at the bottom says its a cd... I was quite upset when I received the cd instead of the vinyl but it was my mistake and won`t be made again!
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By H. Wright on Jan. 26 2010
Format: LP Record
this album is extremely calm and soothing. having it on vinyl heightens the listening experience. i would invite everyone who wants to mellow out on a rainy day to give this fantastic music a listen!
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By Rebecca on Dec 8 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am rating this based on product and not music. They sent me a CD NOT a vinyl record which was stated that it was. However the CD itself is amazing I love bon over
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By Annie on Feb. 13 2012
Format: Audio CD
I can't stop listening to this CD! I am in love with it! I Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys "real" music! So peaceful.
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