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Versatile and victorious, Bon Iver surprises with 22, A Million

When music is 4G, streamable, and transient, songs requiring sincere attention are “maudlin.” One of the most common criticisms of Justin Vernon is that his artisanal approach to song craft leaves irony out of the recipe. Postmodern cynicism makes existential crooning an easy target for ridicule. Especially when you consider the audience: middle class whites […]