Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

Bon Iver’s last record, 2008’s For Emma, Forever Ago earned a spot on many critics’ year-end lists, and though this newest record doesn’t have the simplicity of his debut, Justin Vernon has created an album worth repeated listens. With a pseudo falsetto and swirling strings, Vernon creates many ethereal moments here. He falters with the final track Beth/Rest, a confounding five-minute song. Aside from that misstep, Bon Iver is an enjoyable listen.