Reviler Best of 2011: Most Overrated

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  1. jonbehm says:

    Will, where is all this Bon Iver sniping going on? What confuses me most is the number of Bon Iver supporters that share this idea that the artist is somehow being unfairly persecuted. However, his reviews have been nearly unanimously positive across the board. Our Four Takes were even all positive. He seems to be loved by both pop fans and hardened critics alike. So where is the persecution coming from?

    I mean besides Adam

  2. jonbehm says:

    I should add: I feel pretty lukewarm towards much of the new Bon Iver, personally. As an observer without a lot of stake in the matter though, it seems like Bon Iver fans are rallying against a perceived menace that doesn’t exist

  3. Josh says:

    EDIT: new list at the top.

    Things that are overrated: My ability to locate emails that contain lists that were supposed to be posted. Sorry Zoe!

  4. Josh says:

    Also, I think Jon is calling Justin Vernon the Sarah Palin of music and his fans the “indie music” tea party.


  5. Adam Bubolz says:

    I liked Bon Iver on the Kanye record.

  6. Mike says:

    “Unabomber wannabe”? Also, LA is a Bentley city.

  7. Wow….nice to see there’s a decent amount of crossover in our lists. I could’ve gone on for pages & pages.

  8. zoe says:

    confession: i wrote my list drunk.

  9. Adam Bubolz says:

    that’s how this site usually gets written

  10. zoe says:

    i’m veto-ing any “best album title” list only because i know you all wanted one, and also because my favorite band Coldplay would win hands down.

  11. Josh says:

    My favorite part is that all of the related articles have pictures of animals. Real heavy, serious stuff we have going on. ha.

  12. Sonic Fog says:

    I saw you’d pick Polica as best new artist. Maybe I can ask you this, then — WTF is she saying? Did someone slip you a copy of the lyrics? I’ve caught 3 of their shows, and it’s all pops & buzzes to me and everyone I’ve been standing by. Pretty noises, mind you, sure. But someone really needs to childproof Channy’s AutoTune knob.

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