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Can't Let Go,
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This review is from: For Emma, Forever Ago (Audio CD)
I'm afraid to listen to this record too much as I don't ever want it's brilliance to dim. Best thing I've heard in quite a while. Let's see, Feist was the last artist that moved me like this, not that Bon Iver is anything like that and he'll probably never be over played in trendy boutique, but there's something so deep and soulful in the plaintive whisperings on this record. Mostly it's quiet, mostly it's bone chillingly beautiful. I actually bought it with Neil Young's Live at Massey Hall, and they somehow speak to each other with a sidelong glance to Vashti Bunyan's Lookaftering. Take a chance on this like I did, you won't be disappointed. I hope to hear more from Bon Iver!
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Initial post: Jun 26, 2008 5:47:23 PM PDT
Mollie Barnes says:
exactly and perfectly right.
Posted on Sep 7, 2008 10:12:12 PM PDT
Bill Staley says:
I love "bone chillingly beautiful." That's exactly it. Neil Yong at Massey Hall is also wonderful. I hear you about the sorta similar thing. I will check out Vashti.
Posted on Nov 22, 2010 5:38:40 PM PST
Rahina McWethy says:
Hey, just wanted to say that I bought For Emma and Massey Hall together based on this review, and yes, they form a surprisingly perfect compliment. The sound and the time would appear so different, and yet the music speaks across all that in a type of harmony, each enhancing the other. Now I've gotta check out Lookaftering. Thank you for the advice!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2010 6:03:26 PM PST
Niklas P. Andersson says:
Thanks for the acknowledgement. I appreciate it. There's good music out there, but sometimes there's so much mediocrity to wade through. The search is everything...Happy listening.
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