For all I know, Vernon might be entering his Ghostface Killah ca. Supreme Clientele phase-- simply toying with words for maximum surrealistic value. Vernon explained Repave's carnality as damn near necessary in the indie rock discussion: "It's been built up so hard and so high that people are afraid I'm talking about how what happens between people is so misunderstood even between the people who are having sex. Maybe some of the lyrics on this record are my way of cracking the egg.
But in the way its tremendously seductive and overwhelming overtures can be jeopardized by one embarrassing line or wrong move, Repave does become a realistically sexualized record.
As the grandiosity of "Byegone" gives way to the enchantingly delicate "Alaskans," it's clear that chunks of Repave could have been plopped into Bon Iver without seeming out of place. Justin Vernon isn't the first unlikely rock star to express an uneasy relationship with Grammy-winning success; Kurt Cobain famously pined for the career of Sonic Youth , which made great, uncompromising music at a level of fame that allowed for a semblance of calm comfort.
Thanks in part to a label eager to indulge his whims and side projects, Vernon has had a comparatively easy time whittling down expectations by singing lead in projects with lower-profile names.
But make no mistake: The cast of marvelously talented musicians around him may have changed, but Repave is, for all intents and purposes, a Bon Iver record in Volcano Choir's clothing.
Act accordingly. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. NPR Shop. First Listen: Volcano Choir, 'Repave' If Justin Vernon never releases another record under the name Bon Iver — and he's publicly suggested that that might be the case — more albums like Repave would render the issue largely irrelevant.
His second album with Volcano Choir is just that good. We gotta make some music. The track "Alaskans", features a sample of poet and novelist Charles Bukowski reading a poem for a French television programme. I'm not with anybody, I don't have time for dating. Not to get too personal, but it's weirdly harder to meet new people now. But for the first time in my life since I was a little kid, I'm not so concerned about it. Regarding his home surroundings' influence on his contributions, Vernon noted, "There's a little bit of Midwestern nomenclature in the lyrics of Repave , but I think that in general, the older I get, the less and less I care about whether or not I'm Midwestern or not.
The community I happen to be a part of, my friends and family, that's my stitching. Repave received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 26 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". At Alternative Press , Brian Shultz told that "Its songs seem somewhat aimless at times, but Repave is worth the journey for its driving, rhythmic consistency and moments of hook-laden greatness.
Stereogum ranked Repave at number eleven on their "The 50 Best Albums of " list, stating: " Repave , Justin Vernon 's second full-length alongside Wisconsin widescreen rockers Collections of Colonies of Bees , is every bit the big-skied wilderness Bon Iver, Bon Iver was, and it sometimes approaches the beating-heart intimacy of For Emma, Forever Ago ". Regarding comparisons to vocalist Justin Vernon 's most notable project, Bon Iver , Vernon stated, "I read somewhere that people are thinking Repave sounds like another Bon Iver album, but I'm not gonna go out there and say, "No, but you don't understand!
It's just so clear to me that Volcano Choir is such a band, such a new thing that came from absolutely new songs. It's such a Repave! A lot of that stems from the amount of import that pop music places on lead singers. For some people, that's literally all they listen to, even when you consider the history of the band. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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