The Word On... Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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"Certain critics will have come to this album expecting it to fall short of the precedent set by its predecessor. That it doesn't, and actually far surpasses that debut set, is indicative of its standing as one of 2011's most absorbing, affecting and downright brilliant LPs."

"His voice is lost, and he's trying to write about things that only he can connect to, all the while leaving us baffled, confused, and just as lost as he sounds on the record to our ears."

"A slow curve, rising in the beginning and plateauing somewhat in the second part... a brave and beautiful album which has taken a less-trodden path from a successful first album and has much akin in this approach to Talk Talk's hushed and monumental Spirit of Eden."