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Bon Iver: Bon Iver
Buy! - (Jagjaguwar)
While the debut Bon Iver album (2008’s For Emma, Long Ago) was mostly performed by Justin Vernon alone in a cabin, the much-anticipated follow-up is a more lush and expansive affair, with a strong supporting cast employing reverbed guitars, synths, strings, horns, piano, banjo, pedal steel and more in the service of atmospheric, densely layered folk-pop made transcendent by the often-breaktaking gorgeousness of Vernon’s multi-tracked falsetto vocals. 6/16/2011 - Don Yates