For Emma, Forever Ago (album) by Bon Iver

For Emma, Forever Ago
For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-07-08
Overall rank: 87th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,340 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2007 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (87th)
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83/100 (from 1,340 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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From 04/14/2020 18:52
The one time I saw Bon Iver live was at Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner, Montana, a lovely outdoor venue on the banks of the Blackfoot River, surrounded by mountains and deep forests. Justin Vernon and company didn't play many songs from this mostly acoustic, indie folk album, preferring to stick with their repertoire of electronic fragments from their more recent albums, which went well with the laser-like light show that accompanied their performance. Near the end of the show they did play "Skinny Love," one of Vernon's greatest songwriting achievements, but the missing piece I would love to have heard in that particular setting was "re: Stacks," which is, for me, their very best song: "There's a black crow sitting across from me / His wiry legs are crossed / He's dangling my keys / he even fakes a toss / Whatever could it be / That has brought me to this loss?" That's some poetry, right there. One day I'd love to hear Justin Vernon sing those words live.
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From 03/18/2020 14:58
There are some albums that feel like they belong to a specific time of year or a specific place in our memories. This album fits that for me. It reminds me of standing out on my balcony at 3 AM in the cool fall air. Just a really beautiful album.
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From 05/28/2019 18:37
Highlights:

Flume
For Emma
Creature Fear
Blindsided
Skinny Love
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From 02/14/2019 21:09
Bon Iver is undoubtedly the best folk band of the last decades. "For Emma, Forever Ago" is their masterpiece. This album exudes a soft, greyish, snowy and melancholy atmosphere. This folk is minimal but also intelligent, Justin Vernon (singer-songwriter) is an accomplished musician who really has a writing talent. This album is extraordinary, beautiful and addictive!

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Best track: "Skinny Love"
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From 10/08/2018 15:21
Listened to this for the first time yesterday, it was very good and quite soothing.
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From 09/24/2018 20:33
Not gonna lie, I expected to be greeted with crappy, pretentious, modern indie folk/pop music, but this album is nothing like that. Simply beautiful album that can somehow be described in one word: Winter.
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From 05/31/2018 21:52
A perfect album for sure. The songs are arranged and performed so beautifully.
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From 05/13/2018 18:54
Just hearing this album for the first time this week after picking it up from all the helpful comments on the site. Not disappointed - this is majestic indie folk - really beautiful
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From 02/13/2018 18:43
Such a beautifully honest record. The best acoustic album of all time? It's up there.
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From 02/13/2018 05:45
Always come back to this album. I know I should be glad that it's rated in the top 100 albums of all time, but gosh I really think it should be higher than 94. Top 40 IMO
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