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Bon Iver returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a sparse but emotive set

27th September Bon Iver returned to Edinburgh this Wednesday for the first time since the release of his third studio album 22, A Million. This LP was a relative departure from his previous two, marking his first foray into folktronic as opposed to his previous modern folk and accordingly was met with considerable critical acclaim. […]

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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 […]