Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Chill Music - July 1, 2011

Going back to the Bryan Kenna well again with another terrific playlist. I loved his review of the new Bon Iver, which is one of the three albums he highlighted this week.

As a bonus, I'll include a link to Bon Iver's cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me" - very sensitive. :)

twoniner | 3x3 June (II):

"Bon Iver, Bon Iver 
A pretty divisive album from what I can tell, but I fall into the “I love it” camp. For Emma was such a ridiculously good album, trying to recreate that would have been a disaster. I like the fuller sound but unmistakable voice. I like that there are sonic nuggets of lots of different things going on a la Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I like that there are sections of songs that fall into the category of wishing they’d go on minutes longer even though I know it wouldn’t work as well if it did. I find the whole music/sound on this one (almost) as moving as For Emma, but with a feeling of near optimism rather than desperation. And I’m 100% down with the 80’s influence that loads of people think is cheesy as hell. As an old Dead fan, I became an unapologetic Bruce Hornsby fan years ago. Overall a great album and Calgary may be my favorite song of the year so far."