15a. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
In 2005, For Emma, Forever Ago was my favorite album - it was the sort of album I could lay in bed listening to. But, Bon Iver’s Bon Iver is different because this album took a while to grow on me. That could be because parts of the album seem to be very un-Bon Iver. The additions of a bass saxophone (Colin Stetson) and a pedal-steel guitarist(Greg Leisz) took Justin Vernon to a whole new place and months after its release, I have to say I am glad that he went there. The storytelling is still very Bon Iver, but the sound is something different. I hope Vernon never looses the courage he has shown with these first two albums.