|Come on skinny love just last the year Pour a little salt we were never here My my my, my my my, my-my-my my-my... Staring at the sink of blood and...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
The turns of phrase are usually cul-de-sacs, the flights into obscurity have bum wings, and do you really prefer, for instance, Vernon's best-in-show "Now all your love is wasted?/Then who the hell was I?" (much less "Only love is all maroon/Lapping lakes like leery loons") to this Creeley ordinaire
SleimanC.Mar 5, 2008Great album from this french artist! Merci!
DaveNov 25, 2009The only thing I can add to what everybody else has said about this incredible album is that it breaks your heart.
ChadS.Apr 24, 2008On the title track, this songwriter uses, then surpasses, the best Damien Jurado("Tragedy"), M. Ward("Chinese Translation"), and On the title track, this songwriter uses, then surpasses, the best Damien Jurado("Tragedy"), M. Ward("Chinese Translation"), and Beiruit("Postcards from Italy"), song. It sounds like the soundtrack to Rob Sheffield's "Love is a Mix Tape", the memoir about the rock critic's late-rock critic wife. Of all the sadly beautiful songs on "For Emma, Forever Ago, "For Emma" is the most sadly beautiful. It might be the best of its kind since Elton John's "Your Song". "Skinny Love" is my other favorite. Violent Femmes didn't do punk, but they gave good pathos on acoustical instruments, just like "Skinny Love". The "creature" in "Creature Fear", must be the girl, the proverbial "Emma", but it's also a funny reference to the animals outside this songwriter's "recording studio", his cabin. A raccoon? A chinchilla? A rabbit with rabies? He's girl and squirrel afraid. I'm afraid I'll never hear another album like "For Emma, Forever Ago". This is rare music, indeed.… Expand
PaulB.Dec 30, 2008Best album of 2008. The Vinyl interprets the space of the cabin in a way the CD just can't. But in any medium this is a record worth Best album of 2008. The Vinyl interprets the space of the cabin in a way the CD just can't. But in any medium this is a record worth hearing. The live shows with Wilco were outstanding.… Expand
Oct 28, 2014Listening to this album is an unique experience that I recommend to everyone who likes really good music - not just as a piece of fun, butListening to this album is an unique experience that I recommend to everyone who likes really good music - not just as a piece of fun, but totally art. My favorite band, by far.… Expand
AniruddhaB.Jan 6, 2009Beautiful album. Justin Vernon's voice is so intimate... yet so intense... the best of the year for me along with portishead's third.
OkeeMokeeFeb 28, 2008What a bore!
Awards & Rankings
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|Conflict Of Interest - Ghetts|
|77-81 [Box Set] - Gang of Four|
|Sabotage [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - Black Sabbath|
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|Blue Weekend - Wolf Alice|
|Live in Stuttgart 1975 - Can|
|For Those I Love - For Those I Love|
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|Reflection - Loraine James|
|Long Lost - Lord Huron|
|Dream Weapon - Genghis Tron|
|Black to the Future - Sons of Kemet|
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