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22, A Million

22, A Million

September 30, 2016
3.9 out of 5 stars 129 customer reviews

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My wife and I just sat down and listened to this entire album straight through. I think we will forever remember it as a special moment. Bon Iver has had a few years to grow, and so have we. When For Emma came out, I needed it, and I loved it. That album, and the next, are familiar and deep friends; but their time of changing me is over. Listening to 22, A Million feels like meeting a friend on a hiking trail, discovering that you both have grown and changed in wonderful ways, and spending hours at camp telling stories until dark.
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I got the news that Bon Iver had a new album during NPR's overwhelmingly positive review. I went in with high expectations... but after the first listening through the album I certainly did not enjoy it. Like many of the negative reviews there were parts that sounded like "noise." However, my wife didn't like the self-titled album until she listened to it a few times, and there was something about even my first time through that just left me with so many questions I had to listen again... and then again.. and then again... back to back in one day. Many of these were in the car, and by the 3rd or 4th time through the album the "noise" was sorting into the familiar, discordant melodies of previous albums. Finally, I sat down with hi-fi headphones and listened through the album and was blown away. This is a sophisticated, brilliant set.

Clearly Vernon was not trying to cater to what was popular or successful about his previous work. His creativity led him in a different direction. And if you listen to this album only once, or only in low fidelity, you will not see the familiar Bon Iver soul you are looking for. My advice: listen several times, listen on the best audio equipment you can find... and maybe, like me after several hours of being mesmerized you will fall in love just like you did with For Emma, Forever Ago, and Bon Iver.
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This album will be divisive, plain and simple. For me personally, I think that it is brilliant in many ways, but I absolutely do not enjoy it... personally. I can enjoy the way one might enjoy a very good film that is difficult to watch, Schindler's List perhaps - there is heartbreaking beauty within it but I would only watch it once, perhaps twice. That's how I feel about this album. "For Emma, Forever Ago" is a distant, distant memory to this album, and that is probably true on many levels. There is just so much to this album, but so much that is not enjoyable to me. Digital manipulation of all vocals and instrumentation is more than forefront here. Every beautfiul moment has been digitally altered, or digitally augmented.... to unrecognizable levels much of the time. It sounds like confusion and has no anchor. It sounds as if Aphex Twin made an album using Justin's previous work as samples. The critics will love this album's risks, diehard fans will roar its "genius", but I don't find it to be risky at all... it's hidden, experimental and uneasy to my ear.

Let me be clear - this is not a 'bad' album at all and is in fact in some ways quite amazing - but, it is not one that I want to listen to, not really at all. As some have mentioned, do listen to these tracks before you buy the vinyl or entire CD because it is very likely nothing like what you may be expecting
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I can't add much to the other reviewers' comments about the music, other than to say give it a few listens if you don't like it at first. It might grow on you - it did me.

Instead, I'm reviewing the vinyl for those of you trying to decide between formats. Vinyl is an imperfect medium, it's more expensive and less convenient than digital, and you can't take for granted that a new LP will sound great. Me and many 1000s who bought Bowie's Blackstar last January got bad copies, due to rushed production to meet extremely high demand. Some of us who bought A Moon Shaped Pool had a similar experience.

But with 22, A Million, the news is all good:

My copy is perfectly flat, there's no pops, scratches, or surface noise.

It's not 180-gram, it's maybe 140-gram. Slightly heavier than the standard LPs of yesteryear, but not heavy duty like most $25+ records of today.

The sound quality is excellent. Before buying the record, I listened to the album in hi-res FLAC format three times on its release date, courtesy of TIDAL. (Wasn't crazy about the music the first time I played the record straight through, but liked it more with each listen until I knew I had to own it on vinyl.).

Picked up a copy on vinyl from my local record store and listened to it straight through last night, then again now as I'm writing this review.

The vinyl sounds slightly warmer, the saxes a bit more airy, the overall soundstage slightly more spacious than the FLAC, the FLAC sounds slightly clearer/cleaner. The differences are small, not transformative. And of course, this is just one person's opinion - your experience will vary depending on your gear and your ear.
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Ok... First listen, I thought Justin Vernon went off the deep. Second listen, I thought "that was better than the first listen." The 4th listen, he is on to something. 5th was, "this is a masterpiece "

This album shows growth, all artists must grow. This album has not left my turntable. Easily one of my favorite albums of 2016. Soon could break into my top 100 of all time
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