Bon Iver (studio album) by Bon Iver

Bon Iver by Bon Iver
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-06-17
Overall rank: 165th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,279 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2011 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (17th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (165th)
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Bon Iver bestography

Bon Iver is ranked 2nd 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 96 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,281.

Bon Iver album bestography « Higher ranked (96th) This album (165th) Lower ranked (387th) »
For Emma, Forever AgoBon Iver22, A Million

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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75/100
From 05/11/2022 13:00
Did not get it with #1 listen. Dreamy, a bit of a bland experience. Not for me
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From 05/02/2022 00:23
An album that is headlined by Holocene but has a few songs not far behind in terms of quality. Bon Iver have mastered this soft and delicate sound and this record is no different. Most songs have touching vocals paired with some smooth and moving instrumentation. It does a fantastic job of making people emotional even if they weren't emotional when they started the album. Instrumentally, it is a beautiful album as well with some brilliant piano playing that is heart wrenching in places. I am a huge fan of the vocal also and find it to be a big strength on every Bon Iver release. Where the album is let down is the weaker tracks. A few songs do have quite confused instrumentation that doesn't fit into their soft style. They do suck you out of the album as well and it drags this record down a lot. Overall, this album has some of the groups best songs but also has weak spots that hold it back.
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65/100
From 02/17/2022 18:14
The instrumentation comes across as amateur. The drums, for example, frequently sound as though someone who is not a drummer gave direction to the actual drummer. I can’t put that into better wording, but it’s there (at least in my ears).

As for the rest of the band, there’s a lot going on, but it’s all missing a critical edge to offset Vernon’s decidedly non-edgy voice.
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From 02/04/2022 18:18
Great stuff!
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From 12/17/2021 18:20
Buen disco.
Buena voz, crea buen ambiente y mucha tranquilidad
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From 10/05/2021 14:18
Um dos grandes álbuns da década. fez escola aqui!
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From 06/03/2021 03:09
On this album Justin Vernon and company take a baby step toward the electronic effects and song fragments that dominated 22, A Million. But it really is just a baby step. This album is comprised of songs, and what great songs they are, headlined by "Holocene," which might be Bon Iver's best song. It has a simple, lovely repeated acoustic guitar picking pattern, and the song has the unforgettable line, "And at once, I knew / I was not magnificent." Before the country descended into the coronavirus pandemic, Bon Iver was the last band I saw live. And "Holocene" was the last song they played that night at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Missoula, Montana. The song's beautiful final line, "I can see for miles, miles, miles" felt like it hung in the air for a long time after the show ended, and in some ways, since I still haven't seen any live music since that night, it feels like it's hanging in the air even now.
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From 02/24/2020 04:17
Emotionally poignant, this album WILL make you nostalgic for memories you didn’t know you had. Sonically mesmerizing and orchestral in its approach, I can’t think of a single low point in its tight 40 min runtime. One of the best of the 2010s, easy.

Highlights: Holocene, Perth, Towers, Beth/Rest
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From 08/23/2019 10:15
We must warn fans of the debut album of Bon Iver, their second studio album entitled "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" has lost this sleek style that had made its popularity. Instead, Justin Vernon and his band go in a very different direction, with several songs with powerful and refined orchestration. In addition, the concept of the album revolves around different names of cities and the result is very interesting. Well, and how to talk about Bon Iver without mentioning the very special voice of Justin? A unique voice that adapts perfectly to the universe of the album. Finally, I say that this album is excellent to discover Bon Iver. The musical wealth of Justin Vernon deserves its success.

9/10

Best track: "Perth"
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From 08/10/2019 03:40
So very much his best achievement... Where "For Emma..." was top class this record hits the sky!
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