|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|
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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.
CraigApr 17, 2008I think this was the best album of 2007. Hauntingly beautiful. Skinny Love never gets old.
BillS.Dec 22, 2008Hands down, album of the year. Beautiful.
Jun 25, 2013Incredible album. My favorite of all time,really. One of the complaints I've read on message boards and the like is that the lyrics areIncredible album. My favorite of all time,really. One of the complaints I've read on message boards and the like is that the lyrics are "nonsensical". This just means you aren't really listening. This album tells a very detailed, very intricate story. Very slight details are incredible here. For those who don't get it:
Flume Icarus’ story is a metaphor for getting too close to someone and then losing them
Lump Getting over that un-named girl, and falling for “Emma”
Skinny Love Short mutual love as they slowly grew apart
The Wolves Complete loss of love from “Emma”, which slowly wears away at him as she won’t tell him she’s moved on, but Justin knows now
Blindsided He saw a breakup coming, but something made it especially tough, past just a breakup. Perhaps another guy, etc.
Creature Fear The fear of seeing “Emma” around and saying something stupid/embarrassing
Team Time Passes
For Emma He still loves Emma and attempts once more to get her back
RE: Stacks Re-rejection hits hard, maybe even via e-mail, hence the “RE:”. She has no love for him at all, and not even enough respect for him to have that conversation in person
Wisconsin About moving on and trying to find yourself again
As Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) said in an interview, "Everyone has an Emma". This album will hit home if you've ever been rejected, broken up with, or in love. Truly incredible.Too bad 10 is the highest rating I can give it.… 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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|Room 25 - Noname|
|Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] - John Lennon|
|Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album - John Coltrane|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|An American Treasure [Box Set] - Tom Petty|
|Dirty Pictures, Pt. 2 - Low Cut Connie|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|I Loved You at Your Darkest - Behemoth|
|Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe|
|Be the Cowboy - Mitski|
|Soil - Serpentwithfeet|
|Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny|
|The Wake - Voivod|
|Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides - SOPHIE|
|(After) [Live] - Mount Eerie|
|Fenfo - Fatoumata Diawara|