“33 ‘GOD'” by Bon Iver

Justin Vernon’s latest effort may be his finest– 22, A Million is a collection of songs that despite (or maybe because of) its fragmented layers of glitched instruments and auto-tuned vocals is both haunting and demands to be listened to again and again. It’s unfair to peg them as hymns as they are not solely religious, but just as gospel music has directly influenced some of the more prominent hip-hop releases, 22, A Million feels equally informed by sacred music in its truest sense. The processed vocals “33 ‘GOD'” sound like a gospel choir and the song ends with a swirling, transcendent flourish.


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