Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Non-Metal Recommendation of the Month: Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago


Band: Bon Iver
Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
Genre: Folk

Since being released in February of 2008, Bon Iver's magnum opus "For Emma, Forever Ago" has yet to get old.  This album is just jam-packed full of flawless songwriting, emotion, and atmosphere, and it's easy to see why.  After the break-up of his previous band, Justin Vernon retreated to a cabin in Wisconsin in hopes of "hibernating."  That is how this album came to be.  One man, living on his own, in a cabin filled with his own sorrows, regrets and insecurities.  The final product delivers a first hand account of the inner workings of this, dare I say, geniuses head.

Let's face it.  We all get sad at some point in our life.  When that time comes, I highly recommend you throw this album in the player.  It may not be the pick-me-up you need, but what it will do is provide you with the proper mindset to think, and to cope, as well as peace of mind that you're not the only one out there who is hurtin'.  This album will touch you in places of your emotions you never knew existed.  

So, if you're feeling like diverging from your solid intake of ear-blasting metal, check this album out.  It's truly one of a kind, and you'll find yourself yearning to hear it many times over.  It's a little gem that you can bust out whenever you're feeling down, or just need something different.  It's tiny bit of zest that everyone needs in their music library.  Plus, the chicks dig it!  Go out and pick this one up!

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