A few months ago I wrote an album review for the latest Bon Iver album, which is self-titled. Read the article here: http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/ae/new-bon-iver-album-doesnt-live-up-to-its-acoustic-folk-roots/ Prior to writing the review I had time to listen to it only twice. Maybe two and a half times. I reported that I did not like it as much as the first album, but that it was still a worthwhile album.
I still like the first album better, but after buying the latest and listening to it often, I have a much greater appreciation for it and feel that my original review is slightly dishonest, despite the fact that at the time that was as honest as I could be.
The song “Calgary” is possibly my favorite on this album. Maybe “Perth.” I don’t know. It’s hard to choose.
Anyway, I don’t feel inclined to do a whole new review. I just wanted to make it clear that I really do love this album. It is nothing like the Bon Iver’s first album, which is probably what threw me. But it is exceptional.