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i,i (album) by Bon Iver

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i,i
i,i by Bon Iver (2019)
Release date: 2019-08-09
Overall rank: 7,391st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2019 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (1,235th)
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Bon Iver bestography

i,i is ranked 4th best out of 6 albums by Bon Iver on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bon Iver is For Emma, Forever Ago which is ranked number 92 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,072.

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95/100
Justin Vernon's dense and diverse music catalogue picks up exactly where it left off with 22, A Million, but on I,I, Vernon's sound js much sharper, showing a revert back to his vocals being at the forefront of the song, where in 22, a million the instrumental and ambiance were much more of the focus. The music feels like all the best moments of Repave with a nice modern twist.
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Bon Iver’s catalogue is truly an evolution in sound without sacrificing quality. I can’t think of an artist who’s overall style has changed more with each album. Compare For Emma’s simple folk tendencies with I,I’s space-electro soul pop or whatever the hell genre this is and you’d think you were listening to two completely different artists if not for Vernon’s haunting voice which is always the unique constant, his signature stamp on all 4 Bon Iver records. Maybe it’s that voice and the fact that he’s used it to slowly with each passing album, to walk us out into the weirdness that is this album, that makes the whole project so digestible.

The album itself is chock full of bizarre, lush soundscapes that are fairly devoid of meaty hooks or anything that would resemble radio singles. But boy are these tracks beautiful. As off kilter as everything is, and as weird as each sound is, everything just seems to be right where it’s supposed to be. Especially upon repeated listens. This album begs to be listened to again and again and rewards you with new beauty that sticks to your brain each time. Also, there are no tracks to skip here. The consistency of these first 4 albums is second to none (with the exception of a few blah filler tracks on the 22, A Million). I’m really looking forward to playing the hell out of this until
every note is committed to memory, which is the highest compliment I can pay to an album.

Favorite tracks so far:
Hey, Ma
Naaem
Faith
Salem
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so good
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Swirling soundscapes. Love this guy.
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From lleon79
Wow. I think it's one of my favorites this year so far! It's simply amazing. I think it's the Bon Iver record that has resonated with me the most. Truly beautiful. Will be looping it so hard these next days.
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Among the folk/rock/soul/electronic/arty artists I know of, and really like, Bon Iver is 'loosing'. The National has made a better transgression into space, or the abstract and Lambchop who started it, is still ahead, keeping the soulfulness intact.
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incredible
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From ledaero
Bon Iver have pushed their boundaries of creation again by expanding this album into a full multimedia project. The album is simply stunning from beginning to end, particularly when accompanied with the videos. The album seems to be a more collective creation than previous Bon Iver albums, as can be seen by the credits on each track. Often Justin Vernon isn't even listed as a writer or musician, which begs the question how much the music has been handed off to other members. My highlights of the album are Marion, RABi, and Hey Ma. Very excited to see how they tour this album, particularly with the experimental speaker setup that they are innovating for the arena tour.
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From HoldenM
This might be Bon Iver's weakest album, but it's still next level incredible. Much like 22, A Million--of which, this feels like a sonic continuation--I can see this growing on me, even though I'm already pretty smitten by it. But who'd have guessed that the guy who poured his guts out on For Emma, Forever Ago would make something so assured and optimistic?

Anyway, this is an absolute beauty.
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From JulianR
Not as immediately striking to me as 22, A Million. But to be fair, 22 A Million is one of my all time favorite albums. I just never heard something quite so gripping as Over Soon or Deathbreast. It feels almost, alllmostttt, like an alternative R&B album. Which is nice, but I much preferred his more experimental work on 22. And I hate to use 'sounding same-y' as a critique because it basically just means I haven't listened to it enough to grasp its nuance, but that was my impression upon first listen. Other than Salem, which I felt harkened back to the doubly-self-titled album, the rest felt a lot like a rehashing of the ideas presented in the second half of 22 A Million, with a bit lesser success. But don't let me tell you what to like or not like. I'm just somebody. And my opinion is probably gonna change anyway.

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