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Bon Iver

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Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll: Bon Iver

Report and Interview by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 29 February 2008

IF WE HAVE spoken in the past couple of weeks, I apologise. If you have poured out your heart and found me blank-faced, if you ...

Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

Review by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 23 May 2008

HEARTBREAK OFTEN buckles sad records, turning sentimental confessions into whiny navel-gazing exercises. So thank heaven for Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who avoids this problem beautifully. ...

Bon Iver: Victoria Apollo, London

Live Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 9 December 2008

"THIS IS AN extremely big deal for us," says Justin Vernon, standing beneath a giant pterodactyl. Vernon is the songwriter, lead singer and creative mainspring ...

Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2011

JUSTIN VERNON'S life could be the most implausible reality-TV show ever. Five years ago, he split from his beardy prog-folk band, DeYarmond Edison, and moved ...

Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Review by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 7 June 2011

FOUR YEARS or so ago, the oft-repeated story goes, Justin Vernon was holed up in a cabin in the rural wilderness of Wisconsin, recovering from ...

Bon Iver: "I'm really confused right now"

Profile and Interview by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 9 June 2011

Bon Iver's first album brought Justin Vernon success beyond his comprehension. With his hugely anticipated second album out soon, Laura Barton asks – can he ...

Bon Iver: Bon Iver

Review by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, July 2011

"Folk" prodigy steps outside the cabin, and engages with the world. Widescreen, intimate and glorious, says Bud Scoppa. ...

Bon Iver: Bon Iver (4AD)

Review by Rob Young, The Word, July 2011

After the world's greatest break-up album, Bon Iver has pulled himself out of the quagmire of regret — with invigorating results. ...

Will Bon Iver Be The Arcade Fire Of 2012? And Other Pre-Grammy Nomination Show Questions

Report by Maura Johnston, The Village Voice, 30 November 2011

TONIGHT'S GRAMMY nomination concert, airing at 10 p.m. on CBS, will not only jam-pack a bunch of performances by the likes of Lady Gaga and ...

Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rock's Backpages, December 2011

ADOPTING THE nom de plume Bon Iver, Justin Vernon made the leap from unknown to major artist in the few seconds between the strummed acoustic ...

Kathleen Edwards and Bon Iver: Love Triangle

Report and Interview by Graeme Thomson, The Word, February 2012

There's three in this relationship — Kathleen Edwards, Bon Iver and the big, sad, shimmering record they've made together. ...

Bon Iver: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 9 November 2012

IT STARTED IN a log cabin and it has led to Wembley. When little-known singer-songwriter Justin Vernon retreated to his father's Wisconsin woodland hideaway late ...

4AD Records: Labelled with Love

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, Classic Pop, November 2013

A new book, Martin Aston's Facing The Other Way, tells the story of a label that scored just a single number one hit during the ...

Bon Iver: 'There are people who are into being famous. And I don’t like that'

Interview by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 24 September 2016

Justin Vernon’s falsetto-folk infiltrated pop and caught Kanye’s ear but now he’s kicking against the fame game. For his new album, he explains why the ...

How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 17 September 2018

An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher's 'Believe' to Kanye West to Migos ...


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