Starting a new little series here on the ol' blog about the vinyl records I love so dearly. First up is this little gem:
Bon Iver, Bon Iver by (you guessed it!) Bon Iver.
In 3 words: poetic, emotional, monumental
Favorite tracks: Holocene, Wash., Towers
I hesitate to call any record my "all-time favorite"--it's just such a huge label to live up to--but especially a record as recent as this one. Every time anyone asks what my favorite album is, though, this is the one that pops in my head immediately. So I think it has claimed that label for itself, and I'm okay with it. I can honestly say that no other record has ever emotionally moved me as much as this one--"Holocene" made me cry the first time I heard it. It wasn't a sad cry; it was like seeing the mountains for the first time, or coming back home after a long bout of homesickness--when you just cry because everything seems so beautiful and so much bigger than yourself.