25 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2016

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Bon Iver, 22, A Million, September 30th

Bon Iver is making waves this fall in more ways than one. After bashing Beyoncé during an interview to talk about his new album, the Beyhive swarmed him hard. And I bet it stung. We’ll have to wait a while to see if his shit-talking will help or hurt his album sales, but I’m guessing Mr. Vernon knew exactly what he was doing by saying what he did.

Confused? Read our article on the Bon Iver vs. Beyonce thingy here.

"Is the company stalling? We had what we wanted: Your eyes. With no word from the former I’d be happy as hell, If you stayed for tea. This is how we grown now, woman A child ignored These will just be places to me now The foreman is down We’re rising the stairs I find God And religion -“God”"

A little bit of hip hop beats, a little Oompa Loompa backup vocals (seriously, we’re doing the whole auto-tune, high pitched vocalization thing still? Where is T-Pain?!), and some Grad-A sing-talking make up “God”, the first single from Bon Iver’s 22, A Million. It ain’t no “Skinny Love”, I’ll tell ya that.

My first impression was mild annoyance, like when a child won’t stop repeating the same word over and over and over again, or when a co-worker insists on shaking their leg so that the entire floor is vibrating under their anxiety-induced fidget. But after a few spins and really taking a look at the lyrics, I’m less annoyed. This song may not be what I love most about 22, A Million, but if we can get layering and lyrics like this on the entire album, I’ll be happy.